Ornette Coleman wins the Pulitzer

It's been announced that Ornette Coleman has just been awarded the 2007 Pulitzer Prize in Music.

The prize is for a distinguished musical composition by an American composer that has had its first performance or recording in the United States during the previous year. This is the first time in the history of the Pulitzer Prize in Music was  awarded for a recording.

The Pulitzer Prize have also awarded John Coltrane a posthumous special citation "for his masterful improvisation, supreme musicianship and iconic centrality to the history of jazz." (from the 2007 page of http://www.pulitzer.org/ )