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December 21, 1960 in Music History

Day of the Week: Wednesday

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Music releaseMusic Recording

Ornette Coleman records his influential album "Free Jazz: A Collective Improvisation", establishes the name for the Free Jazz sound

Jazz Composer Ornette Coleman
Jazz Composer
Ornette Coleman

Birthdays in Music

  • Louis Demetrius Alvanis, English classical pianist, born in London, United Kingdom