Ornette Coleman crashed jazz's bebop party in the late '50s, utilizing his harmelodic theory of playing to exploit the possibilities found in the cracks between melody, harmony and the very notes themselves. Jump forward in time almost 30 years, and Coleman is to his own bemusement an elder statesman of jazz, returning to his hometown of Fort Worth, Texas, to perform his song "Skies of America" with the local symphony orchestra at a black-tie event. It is this performance that serves as the centerpiece of Shirley Clarke's years-in-the-making... More >>>