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The Resource Ornette Coleman : a harmolodic life, John Litweiler

Ornette Coleman : a harmolodic life, John Litweiler

Label
Ornette Coleman : a harmolodic life
Title
Ornette Coleman
Title remainder
a harmolodic life
Statement of responsibility
John Litweiler
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Ornette Coleman is one of the great architects of jazz: Like Louis Armstrong and Charlie Parker, he changed the way we listen to it. This book, by noted jazz scholar and critic John Litweiler, is the first full-length biography of the jazz legend. Coleman became a professional musician in his teens, touring the South with hardscrabble blues bands and incubating his radical ideas. His New York debut in 1959 at the famous Five Spot is now legendary, earning him such distinguished fans as Leonard Bernstein and such celebrated students as John Coltrane. He kept pushing jazz to its limits over the next three decades: in the 1960s creating symphonic works to be staged in concert halls, according the music a new dignity; and in the 1970s and 1980s performing "fusion" collaborations with rocker Pat Metheny and the master musicians of Joujouka, Morocco. Ornette Coleman makes extensive use of previously unpublished interviews and detailed musical examples that further illuminate the text
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
ML419.C63
LC item number
L6 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • discographies
Label
Ornette Coleman : a harmolodic life, John Litweiler
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: New York : W. Morrow, ©1992
Bibliography note
Includes discography (pages 205-235) , bibliographical references (p. 237-246) , and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
30437014
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st Da Capo Press ed.
Extent
258 pages
Isbn
9780306805806
Lccn
94018626
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Gift of John Morthland Estate, 2016 (Access. No. 2016-110). From the library of John Morthland. Paperbound.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)30437014
Label
Ornette Coleman : a harmolodic life, John Litweiler
Publication
Note
Originally published: New York : W. Morrow, ©1992
Bibliography note
Includes discography (pages 205-235) , bibliographical references (p. 237-246) , and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
30437014
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st Da Capo Press ed.
Extent
258 pages
Isbn
9780306805806
Lccn
94018626
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Gift of John Morthland Estate, 2016 (Access. No. 2016-110). From the library of John Morthland. Paperbound.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)30437014

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