Ornette Coleman ~ Harmolodics

Harmolodics is a system he [Ornette] describes: “Music is not a style. Music is ideas. In any normal style, you have to play certain notes in certain places. You play in that style only and try to make people believe that style is more important than other styles. Which removes you from the idea. With harmolodics you go directly to the idea.”

From this 2002 post to the Ornette mailing list.


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