How To Play Free Jazz

Written by user on September 22, 2015

(Matthew Shipp, Photo: Frank Stewart)

If you’re accustomed to playing standards, approaching a freely improvised performance can be a bit daunting. How do you approach playing with others in the absence of chord changes? How do you even begin?

If you’re not familiar with Free Jazz, we posted an intro video on our YouTube page. Additionally, we invited the guitarist Mary Halvorson to offer insights into how to begin working in free improvisation, posted here.

But once you start play with other artists, …

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