Sunday, October 28, 2007

Echos of Ornette

Ornette Coleman Quintet at the Masonic Center, absolutely mind blowing, mesmerizing, a psychedelic soup. Free jazz defined. My ears are still burning with the sounds of the drums (played by Coleman's son), the acoustic bass, and the genius behind it all, Mr. Ornette Coleman. Blue plaid suit, black leather hat. He slowly took the stage with the unparalleled grace of a 77 year old jazz man, to a standing ovation. Sax, trumpet, violin all played by the master himself. 1hour 30min straight sent the crowd roaring to its feet. After three encores and three overwhelming standing ovations, I turned to leave as I saw the drummer wiping tears away.

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