My Friend, Ornette Coleman

Photographer John Rogers befriended the saxophonist and composer about 10 years ago. Then he started bringing other musicians to jam at Coleman’s house.

Charlie Hunter: One Less String Attached

Hunter’s custom eight-string guitar now has seven, but it still produces a big, fat sound. Let The Bells Ring On features two jazz innovators: trombonist Curtis Fowlkes and drummer Bobby Previte.

How To Annoy Your Dad: Play The Harpsichord

For harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani, teenage rebellion had a Baroque soundtrack. His new album juxtaposes modern composers and their distant musical forebears.

Ornette Coleman, Jazz Iconoclast, Dies At 85

The American jazz saxophonist and composer who liberated jazz from conventional harmony, tonality, structure and expectation, died Thursday of cardiac arrest in Manhattan at age 85.