Although Ornette Coleman was born in 1930, a year before Jitterbug!takes place, his music is used cinematically for certain scenes in the dancical. In the 1950's he created a style of improvising with other jazz musicians called "Free Jazz," a term he invented to describe this new sound which, unlike bebop, was freer and less rigid. Playing what he "heard" and "playing in the cracks" of the scale made many jazz musicians think he was playing out of tune. To learn more and to hear the music chosen for Jitterbug! please click here.
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