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Old 04-18-2012, 02:33 AM
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Default Re: What was your first time listening to Free Jazz by Ornette Coleman like?

Originally Posted by Pollyanna View Post
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 :)
In contrast, I find Coleman's free jazz stuff to be relaxing and meditative! But two people can listen to the same thing and form very different opinions - music is just that subjective.
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