Chris Walker and Prime Time (1986-1988) (interview)

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Interview


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The phone rang. It was Ornette Coleman. He needed a bass player.

How bassist Chris Walker got thrown into the deep end of the Harmolodics pool, learned to swim, and had his life transformed.

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Don Cherry: Ornette in Los Angeles and early New York years (1950s and 1960s)

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Ben Sidran interviews Don Cherry for NPR in 1983 and 1985

Cherry’s reminiscences of the early years in Los Angeles and New York including his memories of Ed Blackwell, Scott LaFaro, John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins, the Master of Musicians of Jajouka and others.

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Charlee Ellerbe and Prime Time (1975-1989)

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Charlee Ellerbe recounts his early music training in his home town of Philadelphia, how he became a member of Prime Time and the experience of working with Ornette.

Charlee began working with Ornette and Prime Time in 1975.
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Jamaaladeen Tacuma and Prime Time

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Update (2014)

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Ornette: 1930 through the first half of his career

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03Ornette Coleman with Don Cherry, Charlie Haden  and Ed Blackwell

Two extended pieces on Ornette’s life starting from his birth in Fort Worth, Texas through the 1960s and 1970s, roughly the first half of his career.

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Four Lives in the Bebop Business
By A.B. Spellman

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