Ken and Ornette talk about New Orleans

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Interview


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This was recorded in Ornette’s home at 241 West 36th Street in New York City on February 27, 2007.

For more about Ornette’s experiences in New Orleans in 1949 see A.B. Spellman’s “Four Lives in the Bebop Business” and pay particular attention to this quote:  “It was while I was staying with Melvin (Lastie) that I started playing like I’m trying to play now.”


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