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Old 04-10-2012, 01:54 AM
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Default Re: What was your first time listening to Free Jazz by Ornette Coleman like?

Never liked Ornette. I've tried a number of times but can't get past the relentless in-your-face angularity. I need respite! Same with Merzbow for me, Mr Bacterium.

I loved Art Ensemble of Chicago when I saw them - their edginess, sound smorgasbord, humour and theatricality - but, even then, their free passages were less interesting for me than their more accessible styles. Damn, I'm so instinctively unhip I might as well register with the Tories lol

Love this one by Cecil Taylor and AROC - totally goofy but far less abrasive than Ornette ... it's like an amazing Bugs Bunny sountrack :) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ah5OVkgUtF8
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