Sun Ra
Miles Ahead
The Complete Miles Davis at Montreux 1973-1991
Sun Ra & His Arkestra

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Experimental big bands began to incorporate elements of free jazz and improvisation as early as the '60s, and fueled by the work of smaller avant-garde ensembles and classical composers, increased their scope in the following decades to embrace atonal music, discordance and increasingly complex structures. From the post-bop beginnings of groups like the Sun Ra Arkestra and Carla Bley's big band, to the full-on chaos of the Little Huey Creative Music Orchestra, experimental big bands produce an amazing diversity of sounds within the large group format.

Experimental Big Band Artists Highlights

Sun Ra
Sun Ra
Sun Ra & His Arkestra
Sun Ra & His Arkestra
Carla Bley
Carla Bley
Maria Schneider
Maria Schneider
Charlie Haden
Charlie Haden
Charlie Haden & the Liberation Music Orchestra
Charlie Haden & the ...

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Experimental Big Band Album Highlights

Miles Ahead
Miles Davis
Miles Ahead
The Complete Miles Davis at Montreux 1973-1991
Miles Davis
The Complete Miles Davis ...
Miles Davis and Gil Evans: The Complete Columbia Studio Recordings
Miles Davis / Gil Evans
Miles Davis and Gil Evans: ...
Porgy and Bess
Miles Davis
Porgy and Bess
Singles: The Definitive 45s Collection 1952-1991
Sun Ra
Singles: The Definitive ...
The Complete Africa/Brass Sessions, Vols. 1-2
John Coltrane / John ...
The Complete Africa/Brass ...

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Experimental Big Band Song Highlights

Title/Composer Performer Stream
I Don't Wanna Be Kissed (By Anyone But You) Miles Davis
Will O' the Wisp Miles Davis / Gil Evans
I Loves You, Porgy Miles Davis
Super Blonde Sun Ra / Sun Ra Arkestra
Greensleeves John Coltrane Quartet
Tranquility Sam Rivers
Beatrice Sam Rivers
Space Is the Place Sun Ra
Mu Sun Ra
Farther O'Blivion Frank Zappa

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