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"The Ornette Coleman Songbook" on Night Lights

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This past week's Night Lights show, The Ornette Coleman Songbook: Early Interpretations of a Jazz Pioneer is now archived for online listening. It features recordings of Coleman's music by Art Pepper, Bill Dixon and Archie Shepp, the Modern Jazz Quartet, Jack Wilson, Pee Wee Russell, the New York Contemporary Five, and John Coltrane.

Next week: "Young Wynton: Early Marsalis."

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This past week's Night Lights show, The Ornette Coleman Songbook: Early Interpretations of a Jazz Pioneer is now archived for online listening. It features recordings of Coleman's music by Art Pepper, Bill Dixon and Archie Shepp, the Modern Jazz Quartet, Jack Wilson, Pee Wee Russell, the New York Contemporary Five, and John Coltrane.

Next week: "Young Wynton: Early Marsalis."

Now listening, David. I think the songbook format is a great basis for shows. Have you done a John Coltrane songbook? Everything from Shepp to big bands ...

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This past week's Night Lights show, The Ornette Coleman Songbook: Early Interpretations of a Jazz Pioneer is now archived for online listening. It features recordings of Coleman's music by Art Pepper, Bill Dixon and Archie Shepp, the Modern Jazz Quartet, Jack Wilson, Pee Wee Russell, the New York Contemporary Five, and John Coltrane.

Next week: "Young Wynton: Early Marsalis."

Now listening, David. I think the songbook format is a great basis for shows. Have you done a John Coltrane songbook? Everything from Shepp to big bands ...

It's already on tap for September, Bill--will air around the time of JC's birthday. Great minds think alike, eh? ^_^

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A very cool idea! But no Poll Winners doing "The Blessing"?

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A very cool idea! But no Poll Winners doing "The Blessing"?

:unsure: It appears the Night Lights Research Department overlooked that particular recording. As a result all twelve staffers have been summarily canned, and we are now taking applications for the new Night Lights Research Street Team. Become a member today!

Kidding aside, I confess to indeed not being hip to that album and probably would have used that track in place of the Coltrane/Cherry version, since I already have them in the show doing "The Invisible." Looks like an interesting Poll Winners collection in general; thanks for the heads-up.

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Up in memory:

http://indianapublicmedia.org/nightlights/ornette-coleman-songbook-early-interpretations-jazz-pioneer/

Some other links as well--WGBH's Eric Jackson talking with Ornette in 1981:

http://www.wgbh.org/programsv2/Jazz-Conversations-with-Eric-Jackson-304?episode=4923

NPR story from Ashley Kahn about 10 years ago:

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=6449431

...and surely WKCR will be doing some kind of super-tribute broadcast:

https://www.cc-seas.columbia.edu/wkcr/

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