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Ornette wins the Pulitzer

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Does anybody have a list of who else has won this in the past? I'm curious.... Anyway, great to hear! :D

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The second link above has a list of special citations, and the Pulitzer site has lists for all the music winners.

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Good news.

At last.

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Here's the official site.

http://www.pulitzer.org/

Click on What's New, or Archive as you like. Archive will get you all the previous winners when you enter your search terms.

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I guess after reading the list of past "winners" of the Nobel Prize for music, I'm a bit confused. Special Citations for legends and spotty winners whom I've never heard of. Lots of winners for Music Criticism. Guess it's a more 'nobel' cause to criticize than create. :D Anyway, guess someone woke the judges up and told them a revolution happened 50 years ago with a guy named Ornette Coleman. :g

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Lots of winners for Music Criticism. Guess it's a more 'nobel' cause to criticize than create. :D

The Pulitzer is basically a journalism prize that grew into a literary prize and now music. Classical composers were recognized first and eventually jazz.

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Lots of winners for Music Criticism. Guess it's a more 'nobel' cause to criticize than create. :D

The Pulitzer is basically a journalism prize that grew into a literary prize and now music. Classical composers were recognized first and eventually jazz.

WOW, is this better than a grammy...... :w

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Lots of winners for Music Criticism. Guess it's a more 'nobel' cause to criticize than create. :D

The Pulitzer is basically a journalism prize that grew into a literary prize and now music. Classical composers were recognized first and eventually jazz.

WOW, is this better than a grammy...... :w

All depends on your grammy. :)

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Thanks, Chuck. Didn't know they history of it. Hopefully, more living jazz artists will receive this in the future.

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Thanks, Chuck. Didn't know they history of it. Hopefully, more living jazz artists will receive this in the future.

Ellington was famously (infamously, I should say) denied one in 1965--hence the "no award" citation you'll find in the music category for that year.

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Ah yes - "Fate doesn't want to to be famous too soon"...

An Ellington classic.

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Good to hear this.

Anyone else see the irony in that the only other

jazz artist to win a Pulitzer was Wynnie?

±R~~

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Things have been happening pretty fast to Ornette lately (though he's always been in the business of making his own business). It's a positive gesture, for what it is. (And more power to Ornette, always.)

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A side aspect of this: The Pulitzer music award requires that a recording be submitted (and this is true of at least one other such major music award, too -- the Pulitzer is a prize for a specific work, not a career award (supposedly), and a score is not enough, probably because in recent years, not every member of the music juries is a score reader. In any case, as this article explains:

http://www.newmusicbox.org/page.nmbx?id=50tp01

it's difficult to impossible, for contractual/union reasons, for a composer whose work is premiered by an American symphony orchestra to get even a so-called "archival" recording of his or her piece.

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A side aspect of this: The Pulitzer music award requires that a recording be submitted (and this is true of at least one other such major music award, too -- the Pulitzer is a prize for a specific work, not a career award (supposedly), and a score is not enough, probably because in recent years, not every member of the music juries is a score reader. In any case, as this article explains:

http://www.newmusicbox.org/page.nmbx?id=50tp01

it's difficult to impossible, for contractual/union reasons, for a composer whose work is premiered by an American symphony orchestra to get even a so-called "archival" recording of his or her piece.

screw the premiere, release a CD.

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Gotta say, I'm with Clem on this one.

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1) how many gigs has Ornette played in New York-- his adopted home fucking town-- in the last ten years? (twenty?)

Offhand I can only think of a few - 20 seems high but I may be wrong.

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Does he want to play in his home town? Maybe he has priced himself out of the clubs, and the concert halls aren't certain about him drawing abig audience. Wait, wasn't there a Lincoln Center concert some years ago with him or was it using his compositions?

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