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Old 04-08-2012, 02:02 PM
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Default Re: What was your first time listening to Free Jazz by Ornette Coleman like?

My mother was a music professor, so I grew up not only with Western classics, but with "20 Century" and Avant-Garde music. The latter blew my mind while I was in high school, just like free jazz apparently blew yours recently. So when I finally heard Coleman, Braxton, and others in college, I was immediately comfortable with them. This is why I was a member of both the university Jazz band and the "New Music" ensemble.

I don't always enjoy playing or listening to this stuff though. Like in other types of music, I find there are more poseurs than masters. But it has helped me as a musician and producer because it allows me deal with whatever way out things musicians want to do.

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