|Stylistic origins||Free jazz, avant-garde jazz, jazz fusion, free improvisation, funk, jazz-funk|
|Cultural origins||1970s in the United States|
|Typical instruments||Saxophone, guitar, bass guitar, drums|
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, 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.
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