Denardo Coleman: Like Father, Like Son

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Jazz Times

By A.D. Amorosi Before we enter the current world of drummer, producer, and curator Denardo Coleman, a funny story from the past. In 1996, the year after the Coleman family had established the Harmolodic record label through Verve/PolyGram, Denardo’s father, saxophonist/composer Ornette Coleman, dropped two new albums, Sound Museum: Three Women and Sound Museum: Hidden Man, while his mother, spoken-word artist Jayne Cortez, released Taking the Blues Back Home. At the same time, Harmolodic put out several of the saxophonist’s earlier works once solely offered through the indie Artists House, in…

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