Ornette Coleman
Mirakle
Tales of Captain Black
Ronald Shannon Jackson

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Free Funk is a mixture of avant-garde jazz with funky rhythms. When Ornette Coleman formed Prime Time in the early '70s, he had a "double quartet" (comprised of two guitars, two electric bassists, and two drummers, plus his alto) performing with freedom tonally but over eccentric funk rhythms. Three of Coleman's sidemen (guitarist James "Blood" Ulmer, bassist Jamaaladeen Tacuma, and drummer Ronald Shannon Jackson) have since led free funk groups of their own, and free funk has been a major influence on the music of the M-Base players, including altoists Steve Coleman and Greg Osby.

Free Funk Artists Highlights

Ornette Coleman
Ornette Coleman
Ronald Shannon Jackson
Ronald Shannon Jackson
Steve Coleman
Steve Coleman
James Blood Ulmer
James Blood Ulmer
Cassandra Wilson
Cassandra Wilson
Jack DeJohnette
Jack DeJohnette

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Free Funk Album Highlights

Mirakle
Derek Bailey
Mirakle
Tales of Captain Black
James Blood Ulmer
Tales of Captain Black
Mandance
Ronald Shannon Jackson & ...
Mandance
Greg Osby & Sound Theater
Greg Osby & Sound Theater
Greg Osby & Sound Theater
Universal Beings
Makaya McCraven
Universal Beings
Point of View
Cassandra Wilson
Point of View

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Free Funk Song Highlights

Title/Composer Performer Stream
Are You Glad to Be in America? James Blood Ulmer
Holy Lands
Makaya McCraven
Barbeque Dog Ronald Shannon Jackson
What It Is Derek Bailey / Jamaaladeen Tacuma / Calvin Weston
Three Views of a Secret Weather Report
The Hen
Miles Davis
Street Woman Ornette Coleman
Theme From Captain Black James Blood Ulmer
Broken Shadows Ornette Coleman
Brown Rice Don Cherry

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