The wisdom of Ornette

"They weren't playing movements, they were playing changes. I was playing ideas, changes and non-transposed notes."

"I didn't know that you had to learn to play, I thought you had to play to play. And I still think that.

"If I have found a way to share what I do, to inspire people to go even further than what I don't know yet - that idea is the most supreme form of expression in culture."

- Ornette Coleman