music is life, music is breath, music is us

Ornette Coleman Trio at the Golden Circle – “Faces and Places”

Lots of cool things in the works for 2015 already. I’m doing new interviews soon with various musicians, working on some new music and, of course, going to continue to spill my thoughts out onto the cyberpages for you guys. Now back to the music, here’s a dude I consider a massive influence on my own artistic creations. Ornette Coleman is pretty much unmatched in musicality and pure artistry. I leave you with some of his words:

“In music you have something called sound, you have speed, you have timbre, you have harmonics, and you have, more or less, the resolutions. In most music, people that play what I call mostly standard music, they only use one dimension, which means the note and the time. Whereas like say I’m having this conversation with you now. I’m talking, but I’m thinking, feeling, smelling, and moving. Yet I’m concentrating on what you’re saying. So that means there’s more things going on in the body than just the present thing that the person’s got you doing. Like you’re interviewing me, although I’m doing more than just talking to you. And the same with you.

To me, human existence exists on a multiple level, not just on a two-dimensional level, not just having to be identified with what you do and what you say. Those things are the results of what people see and hear that you do. But the human beings themselves are living on a multiple level. That’s how I have always wanted musicians to play with me: on a multiple level. I don’t want them to follow me. I want them to follow themself, but to be with me.”

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