Free Jazz Radio

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Welcome to the Free Jazz radio channel. Jazz music a little more freestyle than usual!

Play the very best of Jazz online with Active Jazz. Our Free Jazz station plays some of the very best Jazz music from the following Jazz musicians:

  • Pharoah Sanders – Sometimes referred to as the best tenor player in the world, Pharoah is a pioneer in Jazz music, with great harmonic sounds from the saxophone
  • Jon Coltrane aka Trane – Another artist with good works on the labels Atlantic Records and Impulse Records
  • Ornette Coleman – Man of many instruments including the saxophone, voilin and trumpet. An incredibly talented Jazz artist receiving the Pulitzer Prize for his album, Sound Grammar
  • Cecil  Taylor – Another Jazz musician with a free style approach, Cecil is a pianist and poet. Frrom 1956 he still perform to the current day
  • Charles Mingus (Jr) – “The angry man of Jazz” Charlers had a ferocious temparent to go along with his ferocious Jazz sounds!

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Free Jazz – Background

Free jazz rose in the 1950s, achieved its stature in the ’60s and remained a noteworthy improvement in jazz from there on.

The essential characteristic of free jazz is that there are no standards. Artists don’t hold fast to a settled constant structure (foreordained harmony movements) as they improvize. Instead, they tweak, change keys quite freely. Free jazz improvisers commonly state in chromatic interims and harmonies, and some accomplish atonality while playing in microtones, hints, multiphonics (concurrent notes played on one horn), and tone bunches.

Free Jazz artists tried different things with making a wide range of sounds on their instruments, including squeaks and screeches. It was called Free-Jazz because without following a foreordained structure, performers were “free” to play whatever they needed. Without worrying about what harmony they were on and what harmony comes next, artists were allowed to try different things with sound and investigate feelings with their music.

The performers still listened and responded to each other in particular, maybe more than whatever another style of jazz. Since there were no harmonies to take after, Free-Jazz (generally) was atonal; that is, the music was not given a “tonal framework” like most other music (pop, shake, different styles of jazz, established music, and so forth.).

In any case, on the off chance that you approach listening to the music with no assumptions of how music is “gathered” to sound, Free-Jazz is exceptionally creative and communicates profound feelings. A standout amongst the most vital Free Jazz craftsmen is saxophonist Ornette Coleman. 1959 was an excellent year for jazz. Other than Free Jazz, all styles of jazz were being played and listened to, including Hard Bop, Cool, and Modal Jazz.

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