Charlie Ellerbee (l) and Bern Nix (r)

Ornette’s violin was stolen in a robbery at the Rivington Street school. I lent him mine with a Barcus Berry pickup and he liked it.

– Ken McCarthy
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Ornette Coleman: Intro to Harmolodics (1995)
Ornette's boyhood career