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Tributes to Ornette Coleman Pour In

The Internet responds to the death of a jazz titan

Ornette Coleman

The passing of alto saxophone legend Ornette Coleman yesterday has inspired a deluge of tributes and appreciations all around the globe. Here’s a sampling of some of the many articles that have been posted.

Ornette Coleman’s Greatest Hits, by Ben Ratliff, from the New York Times

Ornette Coleman’s Revolution, from the New Yorker

Ornette Coleman Through the Decades, from the Guardian

Ornette Coleman Wrote the Future of Jazz in 1959, from the Observer

Afterword, from Pitchfork

Fellow Musicians Pay Tribute to Ornette Coleman, from Mojo

David Fricke on Ornette, from Rolling Stone

Guitarist Vernon Reid remembers Ornette, from Rolling Stone

The Night Ornette Coleman Joined the Grateful Dead, from Ultimate Classic Rock

Why was Ornette Coleman So Important? From the Los Angeles Times

Fresh Air Remembers Ornette Coleman

Coleman and Pat Metheny’s Song X Reconsidered, from Something Else Reviews

Remembering Ornette Coleman, from Atlanta Blackstar

Ornette Coleman obituary from the China Post

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