Updated: Ornette Coleman in Barcelona

Ornette Coleman

Any fans of jazz in Barcelona should definitely put November 7th in their diaries: Ornette Coleman, he of the ‘toy trumpet’ and founding father of Free Jazz, is playing at the Palau de la Musica.

I’m no sure what to expect from the concert… I love some of his older albums like Something Else! and The Shape Of Jazz To Come but I don’t know whether he plays any of the classics from them any more. Either way, it’s sure to be a magical evening with a true grand old man of jazz. At 80, I guess that it won’t be quite as blistering as in the late 1950’s, but who knows?

Those of you in Barcelona who might not be sure, I recommend you come to check him out: he’s a genius.  I wrote something here about Harmolodics, the music theory he created.

Ornette Coleman, November 7th, Palau de la Música, 21hrs. Tickets: € 28-60

Update: See my review of Ornette Coleman’s Barcelona concert here!

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