Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Ornette Coleman Is Alive!

Am I alone in thinking that Ornette Coleman was no longer with us? I didn't think there were any jazz greats still alive. He must play alot of European festivals because I can't remember ever seeing his name in any concert listings. I'll have to check out his set at the 'Roo just for historical reasons. He is a legend....a living legend.

Celebrated free jazz innovator Ornette Coleman is among the latest artists to join the Bonnaroo line-up. The additions to the 2007 festival include: David Bromberg and Angel Band, The New Orleans Klezmer Allstars, El-P, Flight of the Conchords and Yard Dogs Road Show.

Bonnaroo will return to Manchester, TN on June 14-17 with a line-up that also features The Police, Widespread Panic, Tool, Bob Weir & Ratdog, The String Cheese Incident, Gov’t Mule, Ween, Michael Franti and Spearhead, Keller Williams, STS9, North Mississippi Allstars and The White Stripes.



WeightStaff said...
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WeightStaff said...

Indeed, Ornette is quite alive. In fact, he was the recipient of a lifetime achievement award at this year's Grammys.

I'll always remember Ornette as the guy who played a white plastic saxophone.*

-D.S., Weightstaff

*thanks to Prof. Wexler, my college Jazz professor