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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American Musicians II: Seventy-One Portraits in Jazz By Whitney Balliett

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Swing, Sing, and All That Jazz: Show #22
Shirley Clarke: "Ornette: Made in America" (1985)
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