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If the Jazz ain't Free it's not for me

best genre when it's 3 in the morning and you're looking to commune with God. Favourite cuts, 'free'ly ranked if you will (please don't feel you have to)
1Manuel Mota
For Your Protection Why Don't You Just Paint Yours

the guitar tone is :O :O :O :O :O
2John Coltrane

the essential
3Albert Ayler
Live in Greenwich Village

proof positive of the violin's atonal versatility. i've melted to this.
4John Coltrane
The Olatunji Concert: The Last Live Recording

when the euphoric noise breaches the threshold and everything unfurls and uncurls before your very eyes B}
5The Jazz Composer's Orchestra
The Jazz Composer's Orchestra

Ironically, very little of this was composed! Very clever team!
6London Jazz Composer's Orchestra

Like the above with a delightfully sardonic British twist
7Ornette Coleman
Free Jazz: A Collective Improvisation

Read this obituary I wrote about Coleman and i'll kiss ur beautiful forehead
8Kaoru Abe
Mort à crédit

The only thing Abe couldn't free himself from was a heroin addiction: gone way too soon, but what he's left us with will be parsed for eons. A legend.
9Cecil Taylor
One Too Many Salty Swift And Not Goodbye

Par Excellence, albeit a little bloated: a steroidical beast.
10 Masayuki Takayanagi
complete "la grima"

Unfortunately this did not end up being a "New Direction" as promised... this punter wants his money back!!!
11Peter Brotzmann
Machine Gun

won't SOMEONE put that pig out of it's misery
12Anthony Braxton
For Alto

Emo Free Jazz
13Masayuki Takayanagi
April Is The Cruellest Month

14Noah Howard
The Black Ark

Pretty straight-forward, piquant, lilting, lovely
15Manfred Schoof
European Echoes

If Coltrane introduces you to God this pushes you down a flight of escalators with the Devil waiting at the bottom. Turns out he's completely misunderstood.
16Lawrence Butch Morris
Testament: A Conduction Collection

i LOVE this, should be higher but i don't have the time to tease out all the brilliance on display
17Schlippenbach Trio
Swinging the Bim

Great unfathomable album title with unfathomable music to match.
18Sonny Sharrock
Black Woman

She's a beaut this'un: tender and evocative guitar playing. Mixing is pretty poor tho :(.
19 Anthony Braxton
Time Zones

Shh. Gentle.
20Don Cherry
"mu" First Part

not to be confused with the terrible board on the trash site
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