Happy Birthday Steve Coleman
September 20, 1956
Documentary: Black Science
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Composer, bandleader, and instrumentalist Steve Coleman was born in Chicago on September 20, 1956.
Chicagoans Von Freeman and Bunky Green provided an early foundation for his ear as did Sonny Stitt.
In 2014 drummer Billy Hart said that “Coleman has quietly influenced the whole jazz musical world,” and is the “next logical step” after Charlie Parker, John Coltrane, and Ornette Coleman.