Originally Posted by 8Mile
Ornette certainly came from bop, although if you had suggested to bop musicians at the time that Ornette's music was bop, you'd have probably started a riot :)
One of my faves that kind of defies categorization. It's unmistakably jazz, though, and (IMO) unmistakably great: http://youtu.be/DNbD1JIH344
Larry, with that last one I'm stuck in the middle. I found the rhythm section meditative (and generally fabulous) but on the first listen the twin horns grated on me, especially the trumpet. I liked them a lot at first but, to my ear, they overstayed their welcome.
Classification? Cool Afro avant-garde jazz :)
Second listen and I feel far more comfortable with the horns ... obviously one of those things that rewards extra listening.