Ornette’s Artists House loft on Prince Street

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The poster for the original event at Artists House. Courtesy of Jim Eigo

Ornette’s Prince Street experience (Artists House, the space – not the label) was very important to him. Being removed from that creative space was traumatic. His purchase of the Rivington Street school building in December of 1980 was motivated by a desire to recreate and expand on his original Artists House concept.

An excellent article on this important and under reported chapter in Ornette’s career:

Click here for “Ornette at Prince Street” by Brent Hayes Edwards and Katherine Whatley


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Ornette with Ed Blackwell, Charlie Haden and David Izenson
(c. 1968) (tape of rehearsal)