WorldCat Identities

Coleman, Ornette

Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Ornette Coleman
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Most widely held works by Ornette Coleman
The shape of jazz to come by Ornette Coleman( )

78 editions published between 1959 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,093 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... It's the entire album, which still has such freshness: it spills all over your idea of what jazz is but makes inherent sense, cohering with the like-mindedness of a suite."--New York Times Essential Library Jazz
Free jazz : a collective improvisation by Ornette Coleman Double Quartet( Recording )

59 editions published between 1960 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 844 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"By 1961, when Free Jazz was released, alto saxophonist and composer Ornette Coleman was infamous in the jazz world. His searing alto sax and full-ensemble take on melody were assailed by critics. Free Jazz only furthered Coleman's infamy, with its seamless, seemingly atonal high energy and wholesale lack of a melodic or harmonic center. For the session, Coleman assembled two complete quartets and had them play the same music opposite each other, with diving power and a kind of strange grace usually associated with acoustic blues. The music is raw and incisive, with sharp tones and biting solos appearing amidst propulsive rhythms that still seem whispery in their swishing shuffle. This recording helped cast the 1960s--and every decade since--in jazz. It drew a line in the sand, and critics, fans, and musicians are still haggling over the line today."--Andrew Bartlett
Ken Burns jazz : the story of America's music by Ken Burns( Recording )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 770 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Music from the PBS special Jazz, by filmmaker Ken Burns
Naked lunch by David Cronenberg( Visual )

11 editions published between 1991 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 727 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An inspired synthesis of William S. Burroughs' celebrated cult novel and elements of the writer's biography. Part-time pest-control man and full-time drug addict Bill Lee (Weller) seeks escape from his troubled existence in 1953 New York and flees to Interzone (a hallucinatory version of Tangiers) where reality and fantasy have merged. It's a strange, surreal landscape inhabited by mugwumps, half-alien, half-insect creatures, man-sized centipedes, carnivorous typewriters and bizarre humans. Compelled to make sense of this alien territory, he writes a book called "Naked lunch."
Sound grammar by Ornette Coleman( Recording )

17 editions published in 2006 in 4 languages and held by 506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Neues Album nach 10-jähriger Pause: Ornette Coleman zeigt auch mit 75 Jahren, dass er nach wie vor zur Avantgarde gehört. Der Begründer des "Free Jazz" (die Bewegung wurde nach seiner gleichnamigen Platte von 1961 benannt) spielt bei der vorliegenden Liveaufnahme vom Oktober 2005 aus Ludwigshafen im Quartett zusammen mit seinem Sohn Denardo Coleman (Schlagzeug), Gregory Cohen (Bass) und Tony Falanga (Bass), er selbst spielte Saxofon, Violine und Trompete. "'Sound Grammar' nun ist das Alterswerk des großen Soundrevolutionärs: weise, bezaubernd, radikal" ( Enthaltene Titel: 1. Intro 2. Jordan 3. Sleep Talking 4. Turnaround 5. Matador 6. Waiting for You 7. Call to Duty 8. Once Only
Song X : twentieth anniversary by Pat Metheny( Recording )

41 editions published between 1986 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Change of the century by Ornette Coleman( Recording )

42 editions published between 1959 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tomorrow is the question! : [the new music of Ornette Coleman] by Ornette Coleman( Recording )

47 editions published between 1959 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Something else!!! : the music of Ornette Coleman by Ornette Coleman( Recording )

55 editions published between 1958 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Road shows by Sonny Rollins( Recording )

10 editions published in 2011 in 3 languages and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jazz great Sonny Rollins presents a CD featuring material recorded during his 2010 tour of Japan as well as tracks from his 80th birthday concert in New York
Dancing in your head by Ornette Coleman( Recording )

33 editions published between 1977 and 2000 in 5 languages and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ornette Coleman : Ken Burns jazz by Ornette Coleman( Recording )

20 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Music critic Tim Page interviews Ornette Coleman, an American saxophonist, violinist, trumpeter and composer. They discuss Coleman's career as a jazz musician and a composer. Coleman talks about his earlier career playing in church, followed by pop music and bebop, and how in 1940s and 1950s he started to compose jazz music. He also explains his conception of bebop, and his later style called "free jazz." He talks about the group Primetime Band and his experience with the combination of various styles. He says he was always more interested in the world of music than the world of business. He gives advice to young composers not to focus on success but on result the piece they produce when they want to be heard, and not to copy styles of other composers but to follow their own. During his interview excerpts from Coleman's jazz composition Broadcast on radio station WNYC, New York City, Dec. 19, 1985
Beauty is a rare thing : the complete Atlantic recordings by Ornette Coleman( Recording )

2 editions published in 1993 and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Finding Forrester : music from the motion picture( Recording )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sound museum : hidden man by Ornette Coleman( Recording )

25 editions published in 1996 in 4 languages and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Skies of America by Ornette Coleman( Recording )

24 editions published between 1972 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Skies of America is a fully (though controversially) scored concerto grosso, comprised of, as Coleman wrote in liner notes for the original LP release, "melody, harmony, and the movement of forms. . .based on the four clefs bass, treble, tenor and alto. . .meaning to modulate in range without changing keys." Coleman's improvising jazz ensemble is nestled between and overlapping with orchestral passages, with the massive yet sometimes delicate atonal clusters rendering this a particularly American--if surrealistic--symphonic work
This is our music by Ornette Coleman( Recording )

32 editions published between 1960 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New York is now by Ornette Coleman( Recording )

16 editions published between 1960 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete science fiction sessions by Ornette Coleman( Recording )

9 editions published in 2000 in 4 languages and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.38 (from 0.22 for Ken Burns ... to 0.90 for Jazu no ju ...)

WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Alternative Names
Coleman, O. 1930-

Coleman, O. (Ornette), 1930-

Coleman, Ornette 1930-

Coleman, Randolph Denard Ornette

Coleman, Randolph Denard Ornette 1930-

Coleman, Randolph Denard Ornette 1930-2015

Kolmens, Ornets, 1930-

Ornets Kolmens

Ornette Coleman

Ornette Coleman American jazz musician

Ornette Coleman americký jazzový hudebník

Ornette Coleman Amerikaans componist (1930-2015)

Ornette Coleman amerikanischer Jazz-Musiker und -Komponist

Ornette Coleman amerykański muzyk jazzowy

Ornette Coleman sassofonista e compositore statunitense

Ornette Coleman yhdysvaltalainen jazzmuusikko ja -säveltäjä

Ορνέτ Κόλμαν

Ορνέτ Κόλμαν Αμερικανός τζαζίστας

Коулман, Орнетт

Коулман, Орнетт американский джазовый альт- и тенор-саксофонист, трубач, композитор

Орнет Колман

Орнетт Коулман

אורנט קולמן

اورنت کلمن

오넷 콜먼 미국의 재즈 음악가



English (158)

German (10)

French (8)

Spanish (8)

Japanese (2)

Italian (2)

Creek (1)

Dutch (1)

Ornette Coleman : a harmolodic lifeMiles, Ornette, Cecil : jazz beyond jazzOrnette Coleman : his life and musicMiles, Ornette, Cecil : how Miles Davis, Ornette Coleman, and Cecil Taylor revolutionized the world of jazzContemporary Black biography. profiles from the international Black community