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The Music of Ornette Coleman & Original Compositions

SFJAZZ Collective: Ornette Coleman

Oct 26
Miner Auditorium

The first night of the Collective’s 2017-18 residency begins as the band’s inaugural 2004 season did – with the music of the late, iconoclastic saxophonist and composer Ornette Coleman. A pioneer of the avant-garde, Coleman remains one of the most innovative and controversial figures in jazz history. The Collective's innovative arrangements include Coleman gems “Lonely Woman,” Happy House,” “Una Muy Bonita,” and others, and Billboard described the live recoding of this material as “one of the two most significant jazz moments of 2004.” With only Miguel Zénon remaining in the group from that auspicious opening season, this is a rare chance to hear these exclusive arrangements of Coleman’s music performed by the current incarnation of the Collective.

About the SFJAZZ Collective
An all-star ensemble comprising eight of the finest performer/composers at work in jazz today, the SFJAZZ Collective’s mission each year is to perform fresh arrangements of works by a modern master and newly commissioned pieces by each Collective member. Through this pioneering approach, simultaneously honoring music’s greatest figures while championing jazz’s up-to-the-minute directions, the Collective embodies SFJAZZ’s commitment to jazz as a living, ever-relevant art form.

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The band performs innovative arrangements of jazz legend Ornette Coleman, including classic gems like “Lonely Woman,” Happy House,” “Una Muy Bonita,” and more.

You can propose various definitions for what this band represents, but it’s a superbrain for what serious jazz sounds like now.

The New York Times

You can propose various definitions for what this band represents, but it’s a superbrain for what serious jazz sounds like now.

The New York Times

Personnel

Miguel Zenón alto saxophone
David Sánchez tenor saxophone
Sean Jones trumpet
Robin Eubanks trombone
Warren Wolf vibraphone
Edward Simon piano
Matt Penman bass
Obed Calvaire drums

The octet boasts as much or more collective talent, firepower and critical acclaim than any other jazz ensemble going

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Personnel

Miguel Zenón alto saxophone
David Sánchez tenor saxophone
Sean Jones trumpet
Robin Eubanks trombone
Warren Wolf vibraphone
Edward Simon piano
Matt Penman bass
Obed Calvaire drums

The octet boasts as much or more collective talent, firepower and critical acclaim than any other jazz ensemble going

DOWNBEAT

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Happy House

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School Work

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Happy House

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School Work