Ornette Coleman, Alto Saxophonist, 85, Dies


p style=”text-align: justify;”>Ornette Coleman has died. He was an American jazz saxophonist, violinist, trumpeter, and composer, and at the time of his death he was eighty-five in New York om June 11, 2015. He was a self-taught alto saxophone player who was feted as an avant garde genius of jazz. He had an album in 1959 called The Shape of Jazz to Come and it was a groundbreaking hit in jazz history. He was also known for launching the free jazz movement and he,

never interested in labels, saying: “Music is an idea more than a style. All the styles – classical, funk, church – are played by exactly the same notes. Styles wear out like shoes.”

Coleman won the Pulitzer Prize for music with his recording Sound Grammar, following receiving the award, the saxophonist, trumpeter, violinist, composer, musical theorist and jazz revolutionary said:

“I was very surprised. Just like a kid getting a big toy or something. I had no idea that that would occur.”

He was Texas born, he was fourteen when he received his first saxophone. He worked with musicians Jerry Garcia and the Grateful Dead, Yoko Ono and Pat Metheny. He and poet Jayne Cortez were married and together they shared a son, Denardo, who is now a bandleader.

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Yoko Ono Said Surprising proclamation ‘Ringo Starr Was The Most Influential Beatle’

Yoko Ono says Ringo Starr ‘Was the Most Influential Beatle’. It was in he sixties when Starr rose to fame when he was a drummer for the legendary rock group the Beatles, and the widow of he late John Lennon says Starr “embodies peace and love” at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction. She said what was missing from the 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony were John Lennon and George Harrison. And hen while backstage at the ceremony in Cleveland, Ohio, Ono made a surprising proclamation about Starr, she said,

the final Beatle to enter the institution as a solo artist. “No one is probably going to believe it,” she told Rolling Stone, “but he was the most influential Beatle.”

Ono said Starr’s honor “means so much to all of us in the Beatle family,” and that she was pleased to see the band’s happy-go-lucky drummer finally get his moment in the spotlight. “For some reason John got it, then George got it, then Paul got it,” she said. “So why didn’t they think about Ringo?”

John Lennon’s widow said that when she entered the Beatles’ orbit, she came to understand Starr was the most popular member of the band. Her explanation? Starr’s steady, kind personality. “John would go up and down and all that,” she said, “but Ringo was always just very gentle. And he really believed in peace and love.”

Ono said she’s glad Ringo has “a long, long life ahead of him” and says Starr doesn’t even have to preach anymore, because “he just sort of embodies peace and love.”

She added there’s the only thing missing from tonight:

“It would have been better if George and John were here, too.”

More on Starr, he is from Liverpool, England, Ringo Starr, and he is known for his easy-going personality.

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Yoko Ono Grateful Paul Mccartney Let Go Of Long Running Grudge!

resizedimageYoko Ono is grateful that the legendary Beatle, Paul Mccartney let go the long running grudge. The wife of the late Beatle, John Lennon has showed her gratitude to him for putting the feud behind him, as he showed the world by putting it in a new Rolling Stone magazine article.

Mccartney has also said that his bad feelings against her have mellow thorough the years. He was putting blame that it was some of doing that the Beatles fell apart.

He told Rolling Stone,

“I thought, ‘If John loved her, there’s got to be something. He’s not stupid’” and added that bandmate George Harrison once advised him to let go of his negative feelings, telling MCCartney, “You don’t want stuff like that hanging around in your life”.

Ono has confessed that she is grateful for MCCartney‘s comments because she has long admired his work.

She tells the Associated Press,

“I’m very thankful. I never felt too bad about Paul. He was my husband’s partner and they did a great job and all that. They seemed to have a lot of fun, and I respected that.”

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