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Miguel Zenón: Law Years: The Music of Ornette Coleman (Miel Music)

Miguel Zenón is known as much for his methodical explorations of his Puerto Rican heritage as for his blazing inventiveness…. This content is available to subscribers only. To continue reading, please login or start a FREE 14-Day Digital Subscription. Bundle your subscription with our award-winning print magazine here.
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Law Years: The Music of Ornette Coleman

Any reason to celebrate the late, great Ornette Coleman will always be a good one. On the occasion of the master saxophonist, composer, and harmolodic theorist’s 91st birthday in May 2019, another bracing, individualistic alto player, Puerto Rico native Miguel Zenón, gathered his freest, jazziest friends (tenor saxophonist Ariel Bringuez, bassist Demian Cabaud, drummer Jordi Rossy); booked a residency at the Bird’s Eye Jazz Club in Basel, Switzerland; and wailed on a handful of Coleman classics. This digital-only (for now) release is living proof that Coleman’s spirit carries on in the most imaginative and expressionistic of ways.
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Miguel Zenón: Law Years: The Music of Ornette Coleman

How do you hear Ornette Coleman's music? As an unlikely but logical extension of bebop vocabulary? As "free" chaos untethered from harmony? As a tributary of the great stream of Texas saxophonists? As jazz's purest melodism?. The music of Coleman, who would have turned 91 years on March 9 2021,...
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Miguel Zenón Commemorates Ornette Coleman With ‘Law Years”

On March 12, 2021, alto saxophone icon Miguel Zenón will commemorate Ornette Coleman’s 91st birthday (March 9) with the release of Law Years: The Music of Ornette Coleman. Recorded in May 2019 after a residency at Bird’s Eye Jazz Club in Basel, Switzerland, the album features Zenón with an international quartet: tenor saxophonist Ariel Bringuez, bassist Demian Cabaud, and drummer Jordi Rossy.