The death of the uniquely influential musician Ornette Coleman at th age of 85 has been announced today. He died this morning in Manhattan of a heart attack. In sadness.
Ben Ratliff writes today in the New York Times
REVIEW: Jon Turney's review of Ornette at the London Jazz Festival 2011
Tony Kofi tells the story of working in a studio with Ornette Coleman
Alyn Shipton's Jazz Library survey from May 2011
The Shape of Jazz to Come (Wikipedia)