Ten Free Jazz Albums to Hear Before You Die

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evanafterall
evanafterall

Interesting list, very thoughtful, but I'd just like to clarify that "free jazz" is literally free:  open improvisation with no written music.  At least half of the records you mentioned are composed works with elements of improvisation.  And i know some of the artists you mentioned, like Braxton and Dixon, hate having their music called "free jazz".  They are composers and want to be considered as such.  "Avant-Garde Jazz" would be a more appropriate and inclusive term. 

epistrophyarts
epistrophyarts

haters gonna hate.... thanks for giving this music a shout out... these 10 records and countless others should be celebrated whenever possible...

 

neorealist
neorealist

No Interstellar Space by John Coltrane?  Touchin on Trane-Charles Gayle/William Parker/Rashied Ali? And not even Albert Ayler-Spiritual Unity????  

I have grave doubts about this piece.

sleepless
sleepless

It's just really strange to put such great names on the bottom of the chart and these newer, mediocre musicians on top of them.

tru2blu
tru2blu

For the record, the writer is NOT the musician Elliott Sharp.

sleepless
sleepless

It should be illegal to write bs like this. Proof if proof was needed that Elliot sharp is not just a mediocre musician but also a terrible writer.

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