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  • n. A form of improvized jazz


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  • In the '70s, Coleman composed a symphony, explored funk rhythms and invented a new musical approach he called harmolodics, a concept that's easier to hear than to find.

    Ornette Coleman: Decades of Jazz on the Edge

  • The second half is a truly inspired example of Coleman's self-titled use of "harmolodics" - an approach intended to inspire a harmonic freedom for the soloists in his group.

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  • I've called my music 'harmolodics' and it was called 'free jazz' before.

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  • As with Ornette Coleman's theory of harmolodics, nobody knows quite what Hassell means.

    Jon Hassell Brings World Fusion To 'The Moon'

  • Obama was a virtuoso, employing many different registers — preacherly, plainspeaking, jocular, Lincolnesque — to sound common notes, in a regular but loose-feeling progression, like a piece of Ornette Coleman harmolodics.

    Obama & the Conquest of Denver

  • He's the father of a musical language that he calls harmolodics.

    Ornette Coleman on Sound Innovations

  • When Mr. Coleman first started to analyze the way he composed, he came up with his theory of harmolodics.

    Ornette Coleman

  • Although best known for his work with harmolodics and Ornette Coleman, Blue Blood finds him returning to his Southern Roots and sensibilities and playing some hard, raw blues in a style that only he can claim.

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  • It demonstrates his difficult-to-describe musical theory of harmolodics better than any tune he's written, layering sounds-as-colors on top of each other, a conversation in texture.

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  • In the '70s, Coleman composed a symphony, explored funk rhythms, and invented a new musical approach he called "harmolodics."

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