Ornette Coleman, the alto saxophonist and composer who was one of the most powerful and contentious innovators in the history of jazz, died on Thursday in Manhattan. He was 85. Mr. Coleman was a leader in making jazz less beholden to rules of harmony and rhythm.
Clark Terry (born December 14, 1920) is an American swing and bebop trumpeter, a pioneer of the flugelhorn in jazz, educator, and NEA Jazz Masters inductee. He played with Charlie Barnet, Count Basie, Duke Ellington and Quincy Jones.
The celebrated London architect DAVID ADJAYE was born to Ghanaian parents in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. They lived in various countries before settling in Britain. Adjaye is now on a decade-long quest to photograph Africa's urban spaces: "I was born in a metropolitan city; I was born in a cosmopolitan condition among different groups of Africans, Indians and Chinese." He is also helping out with Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture, scheduled to open in 2015.