Fresh Air Remembers Jazz Innovator Ornette Coleman Coleman died Thursday, at the age of 85. Listen back to a 1987 conversation with the saxophonist and composer, as well as interviews with members of his quartet, Don Cherry and Charlie Haden.

Fresh Air Remembers Jazz Innovator Ornette Coleman

Fresh Air Remembers Jazz Innovator Ornette Coleman

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Ornette Coleman performs at the Skopje Jazz Festival in 2006. Robert Atanasovski/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Ornette Coleman performs at the Skopje Jazz Festival in 2006.

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Ornette Coleman died Thursday, at the age of 85. Listen to a pair of conversations with the saxophonist and composer, as well as interviews with members of his quartet — Don Cherry and Charlie Haden — and his son, Denardo Coleman.