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Ornette Coleman

1930 - 2015

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Randolph Denard Ornette Coleman (March 9, 1930 – June 11, 2015) was an American jazz saxophonist, violinist, trumpeter, and composer known as a principal founder of the free jazz genre, a term derived from his 1960 album Free Jazz: A Collective Improvisation. His pioneering performances often abandoned the chordal and harmony-based structure found in bebop, instead emphasizing a jarring and avant-garde approach to improvisation.Born in Fort Worth, Texas, Coleman began his musical career playing in local R&B and bebop groups, and eventually formed his own group in Los Angeles featuring members such as Ed Blackwell, Don Cherry, Charlie Haden, and Billy Higgins. In 1959, he released the controversial album The Shape of Jazz to Come and began a long residency at the Five Spot jazz club in New York City. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ornette Coleman has received more than 1,062,744 page views. His biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 42 in 2019). Ornette Coleman is the 285th most popular musician (up from 295th in 2019), the 1,668th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,605th in 2019) and the 80th most popular Musician.

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  • 3.95

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Among MUSICIANS

Among musicians, Ornette Coleman ranks 285 out of 2,662Before him are Per Gessle, Clara Haskil, Alan Parsons, Will.i.am, Dave Mustaine, and Tiësto. After him are Igor Oistrakh, Sixto Rodriguez, Eric Carr, Charles Mingus, PJ Harvey, and Manu Dibango.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1930, Ornette Coleman ranks 98Before him are Choe Yong-rim, Toru Takemitsu, Itamar Franco, Rod Taylor, Elza Soares, and Barbara. After him are Martin Karplus, Sławomir Mrożek, Hilderaldo Bellini, Robert Loggia, Son Sen, and José Sarney. Among people deceased in 2015, Ornette Coleman ranks 70Before him are Gabriele Ferzetti, Setsuko Hara, Richard F. Heck, Cynthia Lennon, Geraldine McEwan, and Rod Taylor. After him are Jin Youzhi, Zhelyu Zhelev, Robert Loggia, Infante Carlos, Duke of Calabria, Ingrid van Houten-Groeneveld, and Chandra Bahadur Dangi.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Ornette Coleman ranks 1,668 out of 18,182Before him are Will.i.am (1975), Don DeLillo (1936), Dave Mustaine (1961), Alan Kay (1940), Frank Stella (1936), and Lee Remick (1935). After him are William C. Durant (1861), Temple Grandin (1947), Matthew Perry (1969), Jennifer Grey (1960), Sonny Bono (1935), and Kenneth G. Wilson (1936).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Ornette Coleman ranks 80Before him are Eddie Cochran (1938), Art Tatum (1909), Sidney Bechet (1897), Beck (1970), Will.i.am (1975), and Dave Mustaine (1961). After him are Sixto Rodriguez (1942), Eric Carr (1950), Charles Mingus (1922), Joe Jackson (1928), Count Basie (1904), and Glenn Frey (1948).