Ornette Coleman

Shape of Jazz to Come

By: - May 26, 2015



Free Jazz
Ornette Coleman
Changed everything
Miles beyond Davis
Way out there
Now mainstream
Where it all went
For younger players
True genius
Tipping point
Post Bop
Probing a polymath
Unstructured dialogue
Following his lead
Thread of thoughts
Told of stomach probe
Asked the doctor
For a look down the tube
To see his innards
Endless curiosity
Enduring visionary
Recalling outrageous
Crashing over me
Waves of textured sound
Beyond comprehension
Submitting to
Rushes of engagement
Against interpretation
Not making sense
Catching the new wave
When one and one
Make three