Originally Posted by hevusa
I can tell liking free jazz is boosting some people's musical egos around here. You're simply so advanced that only you and an elite crowd can fully appreciate the genre (*cough, cough*). So post a few songs that represent "the best" of free jazz.
I really struggled to think of any songs. You won't appreciate this
but it's one of the few instances of song within free jazz. I don't want to get all youtube comments about this, but if you don't appreciate forms outside of your own experience, why not shut the fuck up, eh? I don't think anyone in this thread is anything like 'elitist', and there's only really two people who've been in this thread who've got a particularly strong sense of music theory (and I'm sure those who aren't necessarily strong on it aren't that bothered).
Something I was going to ask of !"£$% - I think part of the question might be Free Jazz's legacy - I think you could certainly make a case for, say, bits of DDN being heavily influenced by free jazz; from a more esoteric point of view, it's probably worth thinking about how people like Otomo Yoshihide, Nmperign or NNCK (3 names from a hat) incorporate elements from free jazz. There's a fine line between melodic extemporisation and free jazz though, so I find it a bit of an iffy one.
I wouldn't say this
was 'purely' free jazz, for instance - but there are definitely elements of it later on in the piece.