“Coleman’s music remains so singular that, forty years after his debut recordings, I still can’t hear it without marveling anew.” – The Village Voice
In jazz, Ornette Coleman’s importance is rivaled by few; he set American music on a new path, transforming the possibilities available to creative artists of every style. Today, his live U.S. performances are rare – this concert, in celebration of his 75th birthday, promises to be the local jazz event of the decade. Featuring Coleman (alto sax), Denardo Coleman (drums), Greg Cohen (bass), and Tony Falanga (bass). Copresented with the Northrop Jazz Season.