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progressive jazz

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  1. 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.
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Origin of progressive jazz

First recorded in 1945–50
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