June 24, 2006

Musical Insight

Charlie Haden's composition "Out of Focus" (a duo with Don Cherry on The Golden Number) is based on a quote from his opening solo on Ornette Coleman's "Focus in Sanity." Which is doubtless why it's called that.

(Did I mention that the night before I went to Australia I was in New York and saw Ornette play? Oh yeah. He did "Lonely Woman" as an encore, in true rock star fashion.)

Posted by Matt Weiner at June 24, 2006 09:27 PM

I think that "Lonely Woman" is one of my favorite tunes ever.

Posted by: ben wolfson at June 25, 2006 10:34 PM