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Ornette Coleman Hospitalized at Bonnaroo


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77-year-old free jazz pioneer and recent Pulitzer recipient Ornette Coleman was hospitalized yesterday following a heatstroke-induced on-stage collapse at Manchester, Tennessee's Bonnaroo festival. According to Billboard.com, the legendary saxman was taken immediately to a medical tent and given intravenous fluids. Coleman is presently under treatment at Coffey County Hospital.

Given a full recovery, Ornette should bring his rare forms of beauty to a number of European locales this summer, before returning to the States for a few dates this fall.

Ornette Coleman dates:

07-06 Kongsberg, Norway - Tubaloon

07-09 London, England -Royal Festival Hall

07-11 Perugia, Italy - Umbria Jazz 2007

07-13 Pescara, Italy - Teatro Gabriele D'annunzio

07-15 Rotterdam, Netherlands - North Sea Jazz Festival

07-18 Warsaw, Poland - Roma Theatre

07-20 Vitoria, Spain - Polideportivo De Mendizorroza

09-23 Monterey, California - Monterey Jazz Festival

09-26 Los Angeles, CA - UCLA Royce Hall

10-28 San Francisco, CA - Nob Hill Masonic Center

11-04 Zagreb, Croatia - Studentski Center

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