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.