Wednesday, 12 August 2009

Free Jazz

Free jazz is an experimental impromtu form. It unites elements of big band, avant garde and classic jazz forms. The tempo is very off kilter but perfect in its timing. Its greatest exponent is Sun-ra. Although many have dabbled in this form (thelonious monk for example), Sun-ra remains the figure head for this very specific sound. It has a very cosmic spacey feel to it. Almost as if it were forged from the cosmos themselves. The sun takes lead whilst the moon sings backup and saturn feverently beats his drum and the stars dance in unbridled excitement. I could talk about this all day, but id rather you watch the video to really feel free....

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