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“As he introduced Silvie to the audience, Ornette stated that ‘Music is a system of belief that everyone has automatically.’ “

Opera singer Silvie Jensen recalls her experience of performing with Ornette at the The Barbican, London. March 23, 2001 and the events leading up to it.

Ornette Coleman – 2003

Silvie Jensen

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