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Classical music has nothing to fear from Pulitzer going to jazz artist

Ornette Coleman (pictured in February in Germany) won the Pulitzer Prize in music for his album 'Sound Grammar.' Ornette Coleman (pictured in February in Germany) won the Pulitzer Prize in music for his album "Sound Grammar." (martin meissner/associated press)
By Jeremy Eichler
Globe Staff / April 22, 2007

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This week, the free jazz visionary Ornette Coleman won the Pulitzer Prize in music for his album "Sound Grammar." That's great news if you're a Coleman fan or a jazz fan more generally -- the only other jazz musician to win the prize was Wynton Marsalis in 1997 for his oratorio "Blood on the Fields." But advocates of contemporary classical ... (Full article: 991 words)

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