SOUND GRAMMAR won the Pulitzer Prize for music in 2007. American jazz saxophonist, violinist, trumpeter and composer (born March 09, 1930 in Fort Worth, Texas). His album "Free Jazz" gave its name to a whole jazz sub-genre. Recorded in front of a live audience, 2006's SOUND GRAMMAR was the first release of all new material from free-jazz icon Ornette Coleman in nearly a decade. Packed with sonic thrills from back to front, this outing finds Coleman in a quartet that features two bassists. The rhythmic and harmonic interplay between the two basses (one is plucked and one is bowed) creates a rich, resonant field on which the drummer and Coleman (on violin, trumpet, and alto saxophone, alternately) improvise freely. The years haven't dimmed the artist's creativity an iota, and SOUND GRAMMAR proves Coleman's unique, original vision to be as vital as ever.
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (8 March 1714 – 14 December 1788) was a German Classical period musician and composer, the fifth child and second (surviving) son of Johann Sebastian Bach and Maria Barbara Bach. His second name was given in honor of his godfather Georg Philipp Telemann, a friend of Emanuel's father.
Emanuel Bach was an influential composer working at a time of transition between his father's baroque style and the classical and romantic styles that followed it. His personal approach, an expressive and often turbulent one known as empfindsamer Stil or 'sensitive style', applied the principles of rhetoric and drama to musical structures. Bach's dynamism stands in deliberate contrast to the more mannered rococo style also then in vogue.