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good free Jazz Artists/albums or some avant garde jazz please..
Miles Davies - Kind of Blue, Birth of Cool and Bitches Brew
John Coltrane - A Love Supreme, Giant Steps and Blue Train
Theolonious Monk - Straight No Chaser and Brilliant Corners
Bill Evans - Filles De Kilimanjaro
Charlie Mingus - Mingus Ah Um
really constitutes what is considered to be 'free' jazz (with all due respect)...
the big ones from the first wave....
Sonny Sharrock - Black Woman
Albert Ayler - Spiritual Unity
John Cotrane - Ascension
Sunny Murray - Sunshine
Peter Brotzmann - Machine Gun
These are all furious, powerful middle-fingered statements of intent that will kick your ass!
But with the possible exception of Filles De Kilimanjaro, they're all accessible for someone starting out. Strictly speaking, he asked for avant garde rather than free jazz - so there's a bit of structure in those albums.
but I love anything with Seb Rochford in it...
Acoustic Ladyland - Last Chance Disco & Skinny Grin
Polar Bear - Held On The Tips Of Fingers
Fulborn Teversham - .... cant remember its name....
Baquesat Strings...... cant spell its name....
Soil & Pimp Sessions are wicked too
in fact im looking for artists from 90's onwards as well
Polar Bear have a new album coming out soon I think too. They played alot of new stuff last time I heard them.
..Acoustic Ladyland - Camouflage, is ace. It's not got the punk ethic of Skinny Grin but all tracks are interpretations of Jimi Hendrix songs - hence their name.
Sadly they dont play this any more, but that doenst stop them being jaw-droppingly good live.
Infact, I had the best ever lunch hour at work when they were playing a lunchtime special for music students - for free - where I was working. There should be more of this.
Its a good record all acoustic and loads diffrent but still pretty intence.
I love them live all their projcts are special live they can play so well.