Ornette Coleman, 1972

Image for Ornette Coleman, 1972
Photograph by
Spitzer, David D., American
Subject of
Coleman, Ornette, American, born 1930
Dewey Redman, American, 1931 - 2006
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
H x W (Image): 13 3/4 x 9 3/16 in. (34.9 x 23.3 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 14 x 9 3/4 in. (35.5 x 24.8 cm)
H x W (Matted): 20 x 16 in. (50.8 x 40.6 cm)
gelatin silver prints
Place captured
Coral Gables, Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States, North and Central America
A black-and-white photograph of jazz musicans Ornette Coleman [R] and Dewey Redman [L] playing saxaphone during a performance in Coral Gables, FL. The photo is taken from a low angle and to the right of both musicians. Coleman stands in the background and stands upright while playing, wearing a dark colored embroidered silk jacket. Redman stands in the foreground but is out of focus. He leans forward while playing and wears a white shirt.
African American
Composers (Musicians)
Instrumentalists (Musicians)
Jazz (Music)
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of David D. Spitzer
Object number
Restrictions & Rights
© David D. Spitzer
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Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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