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Ornette Coleman's Profile

Brief about Ornette Coleman: By info that we know Ornette Coleman was born at 1930-03-19. And also Ornette Coleman is American Musician.

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It's just someone has labelled us as having a different label to do what you do. I find that labels are the worst thing in the world for artistic expression.

Tags: Expression, Someone, Worst

Most of my relationships have been like that - with record companies. I've never had a legitimate business relationship with a company. I've always had a personal relationship with someone in the company.

Tags: Business, Personal, Someone

No one has to learn to spell to talk, right? You see a little kid holding a conversation with an adult. He probably doesn't know the words he's saying, but he knows where to fit them to make what he's thinking logical to what you're saying.

Tags: Saying, Thinking, Words

So, for instance, if you came to me, I'd ask,'Do you want to write? Do you want to improvise? Why do you want to play this instrument? What do you want to do?'

Tags: Ask, Why, Write

That's what I was trying to say when we were talking about sound. I think that every person, whether they play music or don't play music, has a sound - their own sound, that thing that you're talking about.

Tags: Music, Trying, Whether

That's why I haven't been so anxious. But now, lots of people write and say, 'I want to find out what you're doing.' So I know that this book will enlighten them.

Tags: Book, Why, Write

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.

Tags: Existence, Human, Level

You don't have to worry about being a number one, number two, or number three. Numbers don't have anything to do with placement. Numbers only have something to do with repetition.

Tags: Number, Three, Worry

I remember once I read a book on mental illness and there was a nurse that had gotten sick. Do you know what she died from? From worrying about the mental patients not being able to get their food. She became a mental patient.

Tags: Book, Food, Remember

I decided, if I'm going to be poor and black and all, the least thing I'm going to do is to try and find out who I am. I created everything about me.

Tags: Black, Poor, Try

It was when I found out I could make mistakes that I knew I was on to something.

Tags: Found, Knew, Mistakes

Actually, when I was in elementary school, I saw a saxophone. A band came to my school, and I saw this guy get up and play this solo. And I said, 'Oh man, what is that! That must be fantastic!'

Tags: Actually, Said, School

After I left Texas and went to California, I had a hard time getting anyone to play anything that I was writing, so I had to end up playing them myself. And that's how I ended up just being a saxophone player.

Tags: End, Time, Writing

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.

Tags: Feeling, Moving, Saying

I think that those elements - light and sound - are beyond democratic. They're into the creative part of life.

Tags: Creative, Life, Light

Jazz is the only music in which the same note can be played night after night but differently each time.

Tags: Music, Night, Time

Originally, I wanted to be a composer. I always tell people, 'I think of myself as a composer.'

Tags: Composer, Tell, Wanted

You've got to realize. In the western world, regardless of what color you are, what title the music is, it's all played by the same notes.

Tags: Color, Music, Realize

Actually, I have another record I made with them in 1976, but I've had such a bad experience with record companies, because I keep my head so much in music and not in business.

Tags: Business, Experience, Music

All the things that human beings suffer from are how their environment treats them, and how the elements of their planet affects their mind and body - like radiation, cancer, and all.

Tags: Body, Human, Mind