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Ornette Coleman, Composer and Saxophonist Who Rewrote the Language of Jazz, Dies at 85 - NYTimes.com

Ornette Coleman, Saxophonist Who Rewrote the Language of Jazz, Dies at 85

Ornette Coleman, Composer and Saxophonist Who Rewrote the Language of Jazz, Dies…

John Coltrane on the drums

John Coltrane on the drums

Billie Holiday

Who Is Your Style Icon?

A great photo, often mis-labeled as "Young Billie Holiday." As several people have pointed out, the era is wrong. This lovely woman is Yourna Byrd, wife of jazz trumpeter Donald Byrd. She was photographed on Street in NYC in 1960 by William Claxton

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ohwhataparadise: “ stereoculturesociety: “ CultureSOUL: Miles Davis c. “I’m always thinking about creating. My future starts when I wake up in the morning and see the light.” ― Miles Davis ” Oh What A Paradise It Seems.

A new civil rights movement is turning a protest cry into a political force

Person of the Year 2015 Runner-Up: Black Lives Matter

Gerry Mulligan

Gerry Mulligan working on a symphonic score in his music studio in Darien, Connecticut, in

Miles Davis, beaten up and arrested for smoking a cigarette and ignoring an order to walk on, on Birdland's boardwalk, on August 26, 1959.

Then they’d bump up against me, you know, try to get me mad." Arrest & release of Miles Davis 1959 ©Stanley hall

Ray Brown: At age 20 he left Pittsburgh and arrived in New York where he was introduced to Dizzy Gillespie, who was looking for a bass player. Gillespie hired Brown on the spot, and he soon played...

Ray Brown: At age 20 he left Pittsburgh and arrived in New York where he was introduced to Dizzy Gillespie who was looking for a bass player. Gillespie hired Brown on the spot and he soon played.

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spent listening to Chet Baker crooning “You Don’t Know What Love Is,” and of course thinking of you by William Irwin Thompson

Billie "Lady Day" Holiday & Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong

Dos grandes del Jazz: Billie Holiday playing the horn with Louis Armstrong