Af­ter Or­nette: OrnEtc.

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Some­thing Else!!!! The Mu­sic of Or­nette Coleman changed the world of jazz when it hit the record racks in 1958. The al­bum “must have sounded like it came from outer space at the time,” writes Thom Jurek at al­lmu­sic.com. “First, Coleman’s in­ter­est was in pitch, not ‘be­ing in tune.’ His use of pitch could take him all over — and out­side of — a com­po­si­tion.” The sax­o­phon­ist’s 1959 fol­low-up, The Shape of Jazz

to Come, shat­tered more bar­ri­ers. Avant-garde jazz was here! The mu­sic of Coleman, who died at age eighty-five on June 11, is the main­line in­spi­ra­tion for the Santa Fe quar­tet OrnEtc., which plays Sky­light (139 W. San Fran­cisco St.), at 7 p.m. on Fri­day, July 10. OrnEtc. also per­forms mu­sic by Wayne Shorter, Th­elo­nious Monk, and Charles Min­gus, but you can bet that Or­nette “tops the bill” on this evening. Tenor sax player An­drew Lamb joins the reg­u­lar mem­bers of OrnEtc.: trum­peter Dan Pearl­man, vi­bra­phon­ist Lee Steck, bassist Noah Baumeis­ter, and drum­mer Dave Wayne. There’s a $5 cover. Call 505-982-0775. — P.W.

Or­nette Coleman

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