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spontaneously experimental, free-form jazz, popularized as an avant-garde phenomenon in the 1960s by various soloists and characterized by random expression and disregard for traditional structures, tonalities, and rhythms.
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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Do not trouble yourself much to get new things, whether clothes or friends.
Henry David Thoreau
(...) younger spirits, whose apprehensive senses All but new things disdain."
(...) artist takes it to pieces and makes a new thing, new things. He must.
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