Albert Ayler on Ornette (July 25, 1970)

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Albert Ayler interviewed by Swing Journal, July 25, 1970

Swing Magazine was founded in Japan in 1947. Today, it is the most read jazz magazine in Japan and may well be the most read jazz magazine in the world.


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John McPhee: Coltrane and Ornette (1967) (interview)

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John McPhee, born in Miami in 1939 and raised in Poughkeepsie, New York, started on the trumpet and added the saxophone at 32 after experiencing the music of John Coltrane, Albert Ayler, and Ornette Coleman. His career has been fantastically prolific.


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Ornette talks about “Skies of America”

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Ornette is interviewed by Richard Williams on April 18, 1972 for the program “Whistles Test.” The subject of “Skies of America” and its performance by the London Symphony Orchestra comes up.


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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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