Ornette Coleman was one of the major innovators of the free jazz movement of the 1960s, a term he invented with the name of an album released in '61.
Coleman was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship (genius grant) in 1994. His album Sound Grammar received the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for music.
Ornette Coleman has sadly passed away on June 5, 2015, at 85.
mix by Victor Stütz