You're a very lucky man Gary! :cheers:gary said:Gonna see/hear him tonight here in Perugia, Italy. If I can get back to an internet connection, I'll give some thoughts, as well.
BTW, after Ornette's concert, I'll be going across the Piazza to hear the SF Collective, with Joe Lovano -who I coincidentally just ran into on the piazza a few minutes ago. Very friendly man. It was good to chat with him.
Thanks Gary. Appreciate it.gary said:Heard Ornette last night and I'm glad I did. I think anyone who had the chance, should; he's a legend and there are less and less of them around. there were several tunes that lit his fire and it was great to hear. Otherwise, though, much of his plaing was a bit redundant - lots of blues licks.
What I found really interesting was the playing of the three bass players. They played with very big ears and not only never got in one another's way, but supported Ornette wonderfully.
As I listened to it I was amused at how normal it now sounds and how revoloutionary and avant guard it seemed when he first hit the scene.