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Remembering Jazz Saxophonist, Composer Ornette Coleman

U.S. Jazz legend Ornette Coleman, right, plays the sax during his only concert in Germany at the philharmonic concert house in Essen, Germany, Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2007. (Martin Meissner/AP)
U.S. Jazz legend Ornette Coleman, right, plays the sax during his only concert in Germany at the philharmonic concert house in Essen, Germany, Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2007. (Martin Meissner/AP)

Jazz saxophonist and composer Ornette Coleman died early this morning at the age of 85 in a hospital in Manhattan. The cause was cardiac arrest. He’s being remembered as one of the most powerful and influential innovators in the history of jazz.

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