Joe Tynan: Ornette’s LA Years

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This article entitled “Ornette Coleman: The First Beginning” originally appeared in Downbeat Magazine on July 21, 1960.

It’s a document of the lonely struggle Ornette endured to find colleagues and commercial support for his music during his years in LA. It recounts the details of who helped him and how his first record “Something Else!” came into being.


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