NPR logo This summer New York's Lincoln Center pays tribute to jazz legend Ornette Coleman with "? Civi...

This summer New York's Lincoln Center pays tribute to jazz legend Ornette Coleman with "? Civi...

This summer New York's Lincoln Center pays tribute to jazz legend Ornette Coleman with "? Civi...

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This summer New York's Lincoln Center pays tribute to jazz legend Ornette Coleman with "? Civilization: A Harmolodic Celebration" July 8-11, a series of concerts which features him and other musicians including Charlie Haden and Billy Higgins who with Don Cherry in 1959 and Coleman changed the course of jazz with the start of "free jazz" and the formation of The Ornette Coleman Quartet. Today's show features archive interviews with: 1) Jazz Bassist CHARLIE HADEN. He formed his Quartet West to play the music of the 1940s and early 50s, and they've released a number of albums. His latest album is a collaboration with Pat Metheny, "Beyond the Missouri Sky." (Verve). (REBROADCAST from 1985)2) Trumpeter DON CHERRY. He died in 1995. (REBROADCAST from 1990)3) Composer and jazz musician ORNETTE COLEMAN and his son, producer DENARDO COLEMAN. They collaborated on an album, under the label that Coleman recently founded: Harmolodic (a division of Verve Records). COLEMAN was a recipient of the MacArthur Fellowship Award. COLEMAN'S latest release is "Colors" with German pianist Joachim Kuhn (Harmolodic). Also his landmark 1987 album "In All languages" feauring him and the members of his original Quartet has been re-issued. (also on Harmolodic)12:28:30 FORWARD PROMO (:29)12:29:00 I.D. BREAK (:59)12:

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