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Ornette Coleman's ''Sound Museum''

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Ornette Coleman’s ”Sound Museum”

Avant jazz pioneer Ornette Coleman’s return to an acoustic setting — and his first use of piano in that format in over 35 years — triumphs, due to the artist’s still-quixotic writing and improvisatory blueprints, his febrile alto saxophone solos, and the responsiveness of the band, particularly Gerri Allen’s darting keyboard work. Both Sound Museum: Three Women and Sound Museum: Hidden Man mainly use the same compositions yet fairly burst with diversity. Whether his peers choose to follow him or not, Coleman still leads the jazz pack. Both: A

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