This article needs additional citations for verification. Free Jazz – A Collective Improvisation. Jazz & Polar PDF Jazz: A Collective Improvisation is the sixth album by jazz saxophonist and composer Ornette Coleman, released on Atlantic Records in 1961, his fourth for the label.
The music is a continuous free improvisation with only a few brief pre-determined sections. The two quartets are heard in separate channels with Coleman’s regular group in the left channel and the second quartet in the right. The two quartets play simultaneously with the two rhythm sections providing a dense rhythmic foundation over which the wind players either solo or provide freeform commentaries that often turn into full-scale collective improvisation interspersed with pre-determined composed passages. The original LP package incorporated Jackson Pollock’s 1954 painting The White Light.