progressive jazz

an experimental, nonmelodic, and often free-flowing style of modern jazz, especially in the form of highly dissonant, rhythmically complex orchestral arrangements. Compare bop1, cool jazz, hard bop, modern jazz.

1945–50 Unabridged
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