Ornette Coleman @ 80
1 Music is for our feelings. I think Jazz should try to express more kinds of feeling than it has up to now.
The Shape Of Jazz To Come, 1959
2 To read or write or play without reading or writing; to execute our ideas on an instrument; isn’t that the result of us all in making musical sounds that we feel and think for those who love music?
Dancing in Your Head, 1977
3 I often speak about being a composer that performs without prejudice of environment.
Body Meta, 1976
4 When I met Charlie Parker I was playing and writing things I play today. But I only wanted to play Parker music when I went out to play because his music was and is very important for one who wants to play saxophone. When I played my music, my saxophone playing was not liked.
Soapsuds Soapsuds, 1977
5 Harmolodics is not a style. Those who judge the concept of Harmolodic playing are using outdated terms to describe their knowledge. All listeners are equal in their opinions.
Sound Museum, 1994