Part 1 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 Part 2 6. An Interview with Ornette Coleman, with Reflections 7. Post-Interview Reflections Part 3 8. Analysis and Transcription of Harmolodic Compositions I "Family Reunion" II "Giggin'" III "When Will the Blues Leave?" IV "Mob Job" V "Peace" VI "Theme from a Symphony, Variation 1" VII "Peace Warriors" VIII "Shades of Jazz" IX "Humpty Dumpty" X "Doughnut" 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." -Branford Marsalis "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