On This Day

Ornette Coleman

Jazz Composer Ornette Coleman

Full Name: Randolph Denard Ornette Coleman
Profession: Jazz Composer

Nationality:
United States of America
American

Why Famous: One of the major innovators of the free jazz movement of the 1960s, having also invented the term "free jazz" by naming his album so.

Born: March 9, 1930
Birthplace: Fort Worth, Texas, USA

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Pisces

Died: June 11, 2015 (aged 85)

Historical Events

  • 1960-12-21 Ornette Coleman records his influential album "Free Jazz: A Collective Improvisation", establishes the name for the Free Jazz sound