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Progressive Jazz is a term coined by Stan Kenton to refer to a type of experimental and somewhat dissonant big-band jazz music of the 1950s. The music was characterized by complex, loud, and brassy voicings with arrangements -- often titled "fugue" or "elegy" -- that convey an association with art music.

Progressive Jazz Artists Highlights

Stan Kenton
Stan Kenton
Thelonious Monk
Thelonious Monk
Roscoe Mitchell
Roscoe Mitchell
Pharoah Sanders
Pharoah Sanders
Duke Ellington
Duke Ellington
Sun Ra
Sun Ra

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Progressive Jazz Album Highlights

Mingus Ah Um
Charles Mingus
Mingus Ah Um
The Best of the Duke Ellington Centennial Edition
Duke Ellington
The Best of the Duke ...
Blackstone Legacy
Woody Shaw
Blackstone Legacy
Electronic Sonata for Souls Loved by Nature - 1968
George Russell
Electronic Sonata for ...
Karma
Pharoah Sanders
Karma
New Concepts of Artistry in Rhythm
Stan Kenton
New Concepts of Artistry ...

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Progressive Jazz Song Highlights

Title/Composer Performer Stream
Fables of Faubus Charles Mingus
Jack the Bear Duke Ellington & His Orchestra
Think on Me Woody Shaw
Creator Has a Master Plan Pharoah Sanders
My Lady Stan Kenton
Diminuendo and Crescendo in Blue Duke Ellington
Jack the Bear Duke Ellington
Bright Size Life Pat Metheny / Bob Moses / Jaco Pastorius
Coop's Solo Stan Kenton
Jambangle Gil Evans

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