Next Monday. Tickets still available. Buy here.
“Ornette went on about things like that, being mystical. When I asked Ornette about Skies Of America he said that growing up in Fort Worth Texas racism was terrible. He said you never knew where you were with whites – some would smile at you, some would try to kill you. It was like weather. You didn’t know whether it was going to piss down on you or be sunny. He said there were places he’d lived where one side of the road there’d be hailstones and on the other side of the street it would be sunny. He felt white people were like that to him.”
Brian Case on Ornette Coleman, from On the Snap, a Caught by the River book. Out now.