Celebrate Ornette pays tribute to a visionary giant of American music, it captures two memorable events. The deluxe, limited edition boxset and premiere gatefold showcase a stunning roster of players and musicians including the late great Ornette Coleman himself, Master Musicians of Jajouka, Bill Laswell, Branford Marsalis, Bruce Hornsby, Cecil Taylor, David Murray, Flea, Geri Allen, Henry Threadgill, Jack Dejonette, James Blood Ulmer, Jason Moran, Joe Lovano, John Zorn, Karl Berger, Laurie Anderson, Nels Cline, Patti Smith, Pharoah Sanders, Ravi Coltrane, Savion Glover, Sonny Rollins, Thurston Moore, Yoko Ono (New York, NY) Sound X Records has announced the pre-sale of Celebrate Ornette on Pledge Music. A deluxe, limited edition box set paying tribute to the legendary Ornette Coleman. The set includes two dozen performances from some of modern music’s most iconoclastic artists, all centered on the visionary saxophonist/composer/bandleader/thinker’s incomparable legacy of music, ideas, and revolutionary spirit. “Celebrate Ornette” will be released on Sound X Records January 29, 2016. for full details please browse the item details, and for a full tracklisting and musician details please refer to the following update: here Celebrate Ornette: The Music of Ornette Coleman was held June 12, 2014 at Brooklyn, NY’s historic Prospect Park Bandshell, with Coleman himself taking part in a stunning exploration of his own astonishing body of work. Convened by Denardo Coleman (whose own Denardo Coleman Vibe served as the evening’s core backing group), the event “wasn’t connected to a milestone birthday or a record or seemingly anything else,” noted the New York Times’ Ben Ratliff, "but to the premise that it is right to fuss over people like Mr. Coleman, in his presence, while the opportunity remains. Sadly, Ornette Coleman passed away on June 11, 2015, just as a live recording of Celebrate Ornette was being prepared for release. The memorial service, held two weeks later at Manhattan’s Riverside Church, saw inspired tributes and performances by many of Coleman’s greatest fans, friends, and followers. There is no end to the artists who have been influenced by Ornette Coleman." The memorial proved, in his son, Denardo Coleman’s words, to be “one for the ages,” prompting him to include an exclusive recording of the service on the upcoming Celebrate Ornette box set. Curated by Denardo, perhaps it is he who may have best elucidated his father’s groundbreaking legacy. “It’s not that Ornette thought out of the box,” he said, speaking at the memorial. “He just didn’t accept that there were any boxes.” Release date 29th January 2016.