Free funk

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Free funk
Stylistic origins Free jazz, funk
Cultural origins 1970s in the United States
Typical instruments Saxophone, guitar, bass guitar, drums
Derivative forms M-Base

Free funk is a term that Allmusic and writer Scott Yanow use to describe a combination of avant-garde jazz with funk music that developed in the 1970s. Leaders of the genre include Ornette Coleman and his Prime Time group,[1] Ronald Shannon Jackson and his group Decoding Society, Jamaaladeen Tacuma and his group Spectacle and James "Blood" Ulmer. The music has been quite influential on the M-Base genre, as well.[2]

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  1. ^ Yanow, Scott (2005). Jazz: a regional exploration. Greenwood Publishing Group. p. 232. ISBN 9780313328718. Retrieved 2010-05-23. 
  2. ^ "Free Funk Genre". Allmusic. Retrieved 2007-06-25.