Coleman, Ornette Randolph Denard 9.mar.1930- USA Texas, Fort Worth / 1959-2011 New York Manhattan
saxophonist, of African descent, 12.jun.2011 played at the Moers Festival in Germany ; son of Randolph Coleman (Texas, Calvert 25.dec.1897-21.feb.1938 Fort Worth) and Rosa Brown (Calvert 1902-) ; stepbrother of Allen Grover Coleman (Fort Worth 26.jul.1916-5.apr.1943 Los Angeles), blues singer Truvenza 'Trudy' Coleman Leach (Forth Worth 16.jul.1920-2.oct.1994 Forth Worth) and Vera Coleman (Forth Worth 1921-) ; 1954 in Los Angeles he married poet/musician Jayne Cortez (1936-), 19.apr.1956 their son jazz drummer Ornette Denardo Coleman was born, they divorced 1964

[Grove 2002 gives incorrectly born 19.mar.1930 ; Int'l Dictionary of Black Composers 1999 gives incorrectly 29.mar.1930 ; only Baker's Nicolas Slonimsky has always given correctly 9.mar.1930]

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Ornette Coleman Quartet. Blue Note 7842872

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