1. Historical Context
2. An Introduction to Harmolodics
3. Transposition and Harmolodics
4. A Definition of Harmolodics: The Shape of Jazz to Come
5. An Argument for a Harmolodic Approach to Jazz Instruction
6. An Interview with Ornette Coleman, with Reflections
7. Post-Interview Reflections
8. Analysis and Transcription of Harmolodic Compositions
I "Family Reunion"
III "When Will the Blues Leave?"
IV "Mob Job"
VI "Theme from a Symphony, Variation 1"
VII "Peace Warriors"
VIII "Shades of Jazz"
IX "Humpty Dumpty"
9. Full Transriptions of All Solos
Stephen Rush is a Professor of Music at the University of Michigan.
"Dr. Rush's thorough investigation of Ornette's theories and performances ... supports the idea that innovation is the logical extension of a tradition, not a radical departure from it. The parallels to the music of Mr. Coleman's youth and the historical events surrounding Black Americans' fight for civil rights is also quite compelling."
"Free Jazz, Harmolodics, and Ornette Coleman is one of the most important books on Coleman's philosophy and music. An essential read for anyone who wants to dig deep."
-David Menestres, Burning Ambulance