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Genre: free improvisation

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Free improvisation is a genre of music that emphasizes spontaneity and experimentation. It often involves the use of unconventional techniques and instruments, and can range from chaotic and dissonant to serene and meditative. The genre values the creative process over traditional song structures, and encourages musicians to explore new sounds and ideas in the moment.

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Parent Genre: jazz

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Instruments used

Guitar, Saxophone, Trumpet, Piano, Trombone, Clarinet, Drum Kit, Double Bass, Cello, French Horn, Oboe, Flute, Violin, Vocals, Electric Guitar, Bass Guitar

Releases by year

Here you can see the popularity of Free Improvisation genre over time. This graph shows albums and singles releases count by year and decade.

1960s 5
1967 1
1969 4
1970s 17
1974 3
1975 8
1976 1
1979 5
1980s 18
1980 2
1981 1
1982 1
1983 2
1985 5
1986 6
1988 1
1990s 20
1990 2
1991 1
1996 8
1998 9
2000s 37
2000 6
2001 3
2002 9
2003 1
2004 2
2005 1
2006 3
2007 4
2008 4
2009 4
2010s 24
2010 1
2011 7
2012 1
2013 1
2016 1
2017 1
2018 6
2019 6
2020s 67
2020 4
2021 28
2022 6
2023 24
2024 5
188 releases

Popular free improvisation Songs


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Most popular free improvisation albums

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Filmworks XXV - City Of Slaughter / Schmatta / Beyond The Infinite
2013
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Mouth Full of Glass
2022
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World Construct
2022
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For Alto
2000
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Icons
2021
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New Sounds In Electronic Music
1967
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The Complete Machine Gun Sessions
2007
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Guitar Solos
2024
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Winns Win
2021
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Heavy Spirits
1975
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Son Of Sisyphus
1990
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I Surrender Dear
2019
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Ballads
2002

free improvisation music by decade

Explore free improvisation history by listening to songs from every decade. Click on the decade to view songs.

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List of free improvisation artists

Here is a list of free improvisation artists on Spotify, ranked based on popularity, who exemplifies the free improvisation genre. You can find out what free improvisation genre sounds like where you can preview artists or sort them the way you want, just click the headers to sort.

#namepopularityfollowers
1 35 79861
2 13 8379
3 18 30114
4 17 16485
5 13 1858
6 21 34208
7 12 5439
8 13 2413
9 10 3295
10 7 1877
11 5 2737
12 5 3295
13 12 8331
14 10 1073
15 5 2337
16 7 5846
17 5 2957
18 6 5163
19 12 10890
20 3 954
21 2 1853
22 1 1071
23 41 497
24 22 15432
25 22 32112
26 30 14280
27 6 4315
28 2 1397
29 1 418
30 23 5996
31 13 2183
32 1 762
33 11 1135
34 6 1244
35 9 993
36 6 3232
37 1 1028
38 2 592
39 4 1964
40 2 1664
41 2 1559
42 1 372
43 1 282

free improvisation playlist created by Chosic

Enjoy this playlist of popular free improvisation music. We made this playlist using an algorithm created by our team.