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Ornette Coleman plays his Selmer alto saxophone during a performance at The Hague, 1994

Description: Saxophonist, USA
Known For: Coleman led his first recording session for Contemporary, Something Else!!!!: The Music of Ornette Coleman.
Instruments: Saxophone, Trumpet, Violin
Music Styles: Jazz, Free funk
Location: United States of America
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Date Born: 9th March 1930
Location Born: Fort Worth, Texas, United States of America
Summary: He began performing R&B and bebop initially on tenor saxophone. Seeking a way to work his way out of his home town, he took a job in 1949 with a Silas Green from New Orleans traveling show and then with touring rhythm and blues shows.
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