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This is the freedom that played colors off the canvas, as Coleman began not just a new shape of jazz, but the new shape of music to come.

Happy birthday, Ornette Coleman! 82 isn’t what media organizations would call a “landmark” year, but we’re happy for every day that we have Coleman’s dizzyingly complicated, yet soulful jazz. Celebrate the Pulitzer Prize-winning saxophonist with a five-song list.

    This is the freedom that played colors off the canvas, as Coleman began not just a new shape of jazz, but the new shape of music to come.

    Happy birthday, Ornette Coleman! 82 isn’t what media organizations would call a “landmark” year, but we’re happy for every day that we have Coleman’s dizzyingly complicated, yet soulful jazz. Celebrate the Pulitzer Prize-winning saxophonist with a five-song list.