Tag Archives: Denardo Coleman


We admit it: We’re not generally fans of jazz poetry. The stuff tends to deserve the bad rap it gets. However, the work of Jayne Cortez is a blazing exception. With the help of George Scala, we’ve put together this… Continue reading

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The White House Band
aka Ornette’s All-White Cover Band

THE MEN WHO LIVE IN THE WHITE HOUSE Ornette Coleman Skies of America Columbia : 1972 OC, alto sax; Dewey Redman, tenor sax; Charlie Haden, bass; Ed Blackwell, drums, and the London Symphony Orchestra, conducted By David Measham. SOCIAL WORK Curlew 1st Album… Continue reading

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The Dozens

C.O.D. BELLS AND CHIMES Ornette Coleman Ornette at 12 Impulse : 1968 OC, alto, violin; Dewey Redman, tenor; Charlie Haden, bass; Denardo Coleman (credited as “Ornette Denardo”), drums. You’re going to like this or you’re not. But try not to… Continue reading

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The Unheard Ornette

Welcome to LOST TONES, a series featuring tracks from hyper-rare recordings that aren’t available anywhere else on the web. These treasures are courtesy of George Scala, who runs the invaluable Free Jazz Research site. He’s generously shared them from his… Continue reading

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Boogie Shoes

SLEEP TALK LOVE WORDS Ornette Coleman and Prime Time Of Human Feelings Antilles : 1982 OC, alto sax; Bern Nix and Charles Ellerbee, guitar; Jamaaladeen Tacuma, bass; Calvin Weston and Denardo Coleman, drums. New York City, 1979: Sid’s dead, graffiti everywhere, The… Continue reading

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