Prime Time
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Prime Time
Photo by Elena Caminati

Original members and friends of Ornette Coleman’s celebrated jazz-funk fusion band, Prime Time, come together for a one-night-only musical tribute. With 1976’s Dancing in Your Head, the first album featuring the set of musicians that would become Prime Time, Ornette Coleman broke through to an entirely new realm of imagination. With two electric guitarists, two drummers, one (or sometimes two) electric bassists, and Coleman’s horn in the center, Prime Time would later become Ornette’s primary vehicle in for exploring how his system of harmolodics could fit into groove-based music.

“A renewing jolt of pure energy.”
– New York Times on Prime Time

Venue and Accessibility

1941 Broadway
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For questions about accessibility or to request an accommodation, please contact [email protected] or 212.875.5375.

For ticketing information and general questions, please call 212.721.6500.

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Prime Time: A Reunion

Ornette Coleman: Tomorrow is the Question

Friday, July 14, 2017 at 8:00 pm Alice Tully Hall

Add to Calendar America/New_York Prime Time: A Reunion Lincoln Center Festival - A celebration of Ornette’s legendary jazz-funk fusion band. Alice Tully Hall, 1941 Broadway, New York, NY 10023 Lincoln Center - Lincoln Center Festival false MM/DD/YYYY aho3e0k00zv7rk56sm4e178

Special guests:

Trumpet Wallace Roney

Saxophone Kidd JordanDavid Murray, Joshua Redman


Prime Time band members:

Guitar Charlie Ellerbe, Kenny Wessel

Tablas Badal Roy

Bass Al MacDowell, Jamaaladeen Tacuma, Chris Walker

Drums Calvin Weston, Denardo Coleman

Keyboards Dave Bryant


Running Time: 2 hours and 40 minutes, with one intermission