Ornette: Made in America (Blu-ray)

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Blu-ray Disc Features:

  • Run Time: 1 hours, 18 minutes
  • Released: November 11, 2014
  • Originally Released: 1985
  • Label: Milestone Video
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Note: Shirley loves Felix
    • The link revisited: an interview with Denardo Coleman
    • A video interview with Shirley Clarke
    • A radio interview with Shirley Clarke
    • SDH subtitles
    • Ornette trailer
    • Booklet with memories from producer Kathelin Hoffman Gray
  • Audio:
    • English
    • Subtitles - English

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Entertainment Reviews:


Total Count: 19


User Ratings: 98
A funky tribute to the great saxophonist. Full Review
Village Voice
Mar 27, 2012
Made in America captures a truly restless artist still seeking some ever-elusive musical transcendence. It's a terrific film. Full Review
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Alberta)
Nov 18, 2015
Rating: 3/5 -- Ornette: Made In America is an unusual hybrid of straight documentary and art film. Full Review
The Dissolve
Nov 10, 2014
Shirley Clarke's 1985 documentary about the seminal jazz innovator Ornette Coleman joins an impressionistic portrait of the musician with an informative overview of his life, work, and ideas. Full Review
New Yorker
Apr 6, 2015
Ms. Clarke's portrait is of an extraordinary artist and genuinely likable man. Full Review
Wall Street Journal
Aug 30, 2012
Rating: 3/4 -- It's significant that Coleman tells Clarke's cameras that he thought of being an architect or 'brain specialist' before becoming a musician; as a jazz composer, instrumentalist and bandleader, he achieved all his goals. Full Review
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
Sep 10, 2012
An intricately knit series of riffs on free jazz giant Ornette Coleman, one of the greatest living artists twentieth-century modernism produced. Full Review
Aug 4, 2015

Product Description:

This feature-length documentary is devoted to the life and art of famed jazz musician Ornette Coleman. Saxophonist, trumpeter, violinist--you name the musical instrument, and supreme stylist Coleman will make magic with it. At the time this film was made, Coleman had not turned out an album in years, though he was still active on the concert circuit. Filmmaker Shirley Clarke focuses on Coleman's appearance with the symphony orchestra in his home town of Fort Worth, Texas. Also featured are extensive interview sequences, and clips from such earlier short subjects as Dick Fontaine's THE ORNETTE COLEMAN TRIO, featuring such major talents as Charley Haden, Don Cherry, and Darnel Coleman, Ornette's son. Completed in 1985, ORNETTE MADE IN AMERICA was released on a general basis two years later.


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  • Sales Rank: 104,505
  • UPC: 784148014258
  • Shipping Weight: 0.18/lbs (approx)
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