An improvised style of jazz characterized by the absence of set chord patterns or time patterns.
- During this time he has played bebop with Charlie Parker, free jazz with Ornette Coleman and Jimmy Giuffre, and fusion with Pat Metheny and Jaco Pastorius.
- When John Coltrane succumbed to cancer in 1967, free jazz / fire music was sucked into a giant vacuum along with him.
- These days in fact, there are probably more books on free jazz than there are free jazz groups - a serious growth industry.
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