Ornette Coleman Sues Over 'New Vocabulary'

May 27, 2015 9:17 PM

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Was it a laudable snapshot of cross-generational jamming, or taking advantage of a jazz titan?

That's the question at the heart of a lawsuit that has been filed on behalf of pioneering alto saxophonist and composer Ornette Coleman, now 85 years old, against trumpeter and composer Jordan McLean, best known for his work as part of the Afrobeat band Antibalas, drummer Amir Ziv and the System Dia...

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