harmolodics

World English Dictionary
harmolodics (ˌhɑːməˈlɒdɪks)
 
n
(functioning as singular) jazz the technique of each musician in a group simultaneously improvising around the melodic and rhythmic patterns in a tune, rather than one musician improvising on its underlying harmonic pattern while the others play an accompaniment
 
[C20: of unknown origin]
 
harmo'lodic
 
adj

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