Mr. Coleman widened the options in jazz and helped change its course. Partly through his example in the late 1950s and early ’60s, jazz became less beholden to the rules of harmony and rhythm, and gained more distance from the American songbook repertoire.
Ben Ratliff, New York Times, 11.6.2015
Lue Ben Ratliffin koko laaja muistokirjoitus ja katsaus Colemanin uraan New York Timesista: Ornette Coleman, Jazz Innovator, Dies at 85.
Ornette Coleman: Lonely Woman, 2008