Remembering Ornette Coleman: Listen To 5 Masterpieces
2015 / Memorial / Music

Remembering Ornette Coleman: Listen To 5 Masterpieces

It’s a cliché that a genius’ work is often only recognized after death, but this will surely be the case when history renders its final assessment of maverick jazz saxophonist Ornette Coleman. His life’s work was anything but a worn-out cliché. Continue reading

Remembering Charlie Haden: Listen To 5 Overlooked Gems
Memorial / Music

Remembering Charlie Haden: Listen To 5 Overlooked Gems

Jazz double bassist Charlie Haden modeled another pathway to upending the established musical order: the role of the insurgent. Playing for years behind many of music’s most overt sonic mavericks, Haden unassumingly did much to break down barriers separating genres and styles. Continue reading