Ornette Coleman was the artist who affected my thinking more than almost anyone, excepting John Cage and The Beatles. And I guess his take on mistakes, added onto the Monk and Miles sentiments, tells you something about me.
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"It was when I found out I could make mistakes that I knew I was on to something." –Ornette Coleman
@ A&R Recording, New York, NY
April 29, 1968
Photography by Francis Wolff
Courtesy of Mosaic Editions
Series 23. 5 [mailed out September 18, 2014]