Originally Posted by Glice
It's an incredibly broad term, for me. I know it sort of has its roots in your Dolphys and Colemans, but does it also include your Brotzmanns and Kirks? I'd definitely say that I've very rarely seen anyone under 45 do it well, and generally it's better done by people in their 60s and 70s.
yes, it's a broad term for everyone i think, and the question of where to set the limits on it is not an easy one.
while free jazz originated in the 50s-- would you consider it a contemporary form, or a relic of sorts?