Thursday, June 12th: The Music Of Ornette Coleman with Patti Smith, Laurie Anderson, Thurston Moore & More

    Date: 06/12/2014

    Time: 7:00 pm

    Location: Prospect Park Bandshell (Prospect Park Bandshell, Brooklyn)

    Price: Free

    The pioneering saxophonist and composer Ornette Coleman “expanded the jazz idiom more than anyone except perhaps Louis Armstrong,” (All About Jazz) but his influence reaches far beyond jazz. His son Denardo Coleman, an outstanding drummer who debuted on record with his father at the age of 10, convenes a deep and surprising lineup of special guests for a long-overdue exploration and celebration of Ornette’s music and spirit, with his own band (Al Macdowell, bass; Tony Falanga, bass; Charles Ellerbe, guitar; Antoine Roney, sax) at the core. Special guests include Bachir Attar and The Master Musicians of Jajouka, Bill Laswell, Bruce Hornsby, Flea, David Murray, Geri Allen, Henry Threadgill, James Blood Ulmer, John Zorn, Laurie Anderson, Nels Cline, Patti Smith, Ravi Coltrane, Savion Glover, Thurston Moore and many more.

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