”I met with Ornette one day and I played this twelve-tone row for him, and I wanted to hear his reaction, and I said “Can you improvise on that?” He says, “Yeah, I can relate to that.” That was all he said! And so then I went ahead.” – Gunther Schuller
Oh, oh, take your time with this interview with Gunther Schuller. In words, music and recorded conversation, this page takes you deeply into Ornette Coleman’s world when it was fresh and startling and when it was time-honored and revered. Fascinating stuff.