5 songs by Ornette Coleman that changed my life

Today saw the passing of three very notable people in the entertainment world. Christopher Lee, Ron Moody and the one who meant the most to me Ornette Coleman. The father of “Free Jazz” completely melted my mind the first time my ears were graced with the sound of his Saxophone. 

In no particular order, here are five selected tracks over his 57 year career that changed my life.

1960 “Birdfood” on Change of The Century

1959 “Focus on Sanity” on The Shape of Jazz to Come

1971 “Monk and The Nun” on Twins

2006 “Turnaround” on Sound Grammar

1960 “Una Muy Bonita” on Change of the Century

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