March 9, 2009
International Ornette Coleman Day
Ornette Coleman turns 79 today. Since bursting onto the scene with Don Cherry, Charlie Haden and Billy Higgins in the late-50's he has stretched and challenged ears with the harmolodic beauty of his musical idealism. Music that continues to be made. Music that continues to reward both the listening ear and the practicing player.
Here at HurdAudio, March 9th is set aside as a day to contemplate and value a body of music that has done so much to advance the art of improvisation and individualism in music. A music that opens the ears to an intervallic logic that has shaped my own sense of linear harmony. Happy Ornette Coleman Day.