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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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Fresh Air Remembers Jazz Innovator Ornette Coleman

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Ornette Coleman performs during the North Sea Jazz Festival in 2010. Peter Van Breukelen/Redferns/Getty Images hide caption

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Ornette Coleman, Jazz Iconoclast, Dies At 85

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Ornette Coleman on Sound Innovations

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Ornette Coleman's Challenging Sound

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Metheny and Coleman: 20 Years of 'Song X'

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Jennifer Koh's Four 'Violin Fantasies'

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Judy Garland (right) sang "I Got Rhythm" in the 1943 movie version of the 1930s musical Girl Crazy. Courtesy of MGM hide caption

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