Re: What was your first time listening to Free Jazz by Ornette Coleman like?
Like 8Mile, I had already been familiar with "free jazz" via Trane by the time I heard Ornette.
Bash me if you want - I don't care for most of the music classified as free jazz. I've spent hours and hours trying to warm up to it and it doesn't reach me musically. This goes for Trane's "free jazz" period as well as Ornette and other artists I've heard (Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Sun Ra, etc...). I'm well educated on the jazz genre but this one very aspect of it does nothing for me.
"I found that to really make money, you had to give up music. So I gave up money" - Mel Lewis