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Ornette Coleman
(1930-____) born on
Mar 19
US jazz musician, composer, bandleader. He was the principal initiator and leading exponent of "free jazz" in the late 1950s.
         
   
F
Harmelody allows everybody to be an individual who does not have to imitate anybody else.

R
I decided, if I'm going to be poor and black and all, the least thing I'm going to do is to try and find out who I am. I created everything about me.
A
I'm interested in music, not in my image. If someone plays something fantastic, that I could never have thought of, it makes me happy to know it exists.
N
Jazz is the only music in which the same note can be played night after night but differently each time.
K
Only America makes you feel that everybody wants to be like you. That's what success is: Everybody wants to be like you.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: c. 1972, in "Words to Make My Dream Children Live," by Deirdre Mullane, 1995.
R: In "New York Times," 23 Jun 1991.
A: Interview, Paris, Oct 1969; in "Notes and Tones" by Arthur Taylor, 1977.
N: In "Webster's Electronic Quotebase," ed. Keith Mohler, 1994.
K: Interview, Paris, Oct 1969; in "Notes and Tones" by Arthur Taylor, 1977.
   


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