Free Jazz
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Free Jazz Cont.

Social Considerations

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White and african-american contribute to style

Spawns a movment in jazz, not called avant grade

Freedom from music tied to slavery

Free Jazz

Musical Characteristics

Generally pieces are based upon a concept, but no chord changes or form is agreed upon

Rejection of the notion of “Tune” although there is sometimes a melody

Musicians are free to act, react or interact with ensemble

No prodetermined roles

No piano or guitar because they generally play chords, therefore defining harmony

Equally difficult to play and listen to without prep

Free jazz Cont.

Key Artist

-Ornette Coleman