Originally Posted by Pollyanna
Really? I find his music abrasive and jarring. I'll have to try again some time. Of the renegades of that era I far prefer Monk.
Well, if you find it abrasive and jarring now, you will probably find it abrasive and jarring again! I happen to think it's some of the best music that human beings have yet created, but of course people can have differences of opinion on that kind of thing. It is probably easier for me to understand how others find Coleman's free jazz to be abrasive and jarring, than it is for others to understand how I find it relaxing and meditative.
Monk was OK, but had a very limited repertoire, repolishing the same songs over and over again.