Cromagnon (band) Cromagnon was an American experimental band that was active during the late 1960s. Led by multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriters Austin Grasmere and Brian Elliot, the band released Orgasm in 1969 which was later reissued as Cave Rock.
ESP-Disk ESP-Disk is a New York-based record label, founded in 1964 by lawyer Bernard Stollman.
Frank Lowe Frank Lowe (June 24, 1943 – September 19, 2003) was an American avant-garde jazz saxophonist and composer.
Frank Wright (jazz musician) Frank Wright (9 July 1935 – 17 May 1990) was a free jazz musician known for his frantic style of tenor saxophone.
Gato Barbieri Leandro Barbieri (born November 28, 1932 in Rosario, Santa Fe Province, Argentina), known as Gato Barbieri (Spanish for "Barbieri the Cat"), is an Argentinean jazz tenor saxophonist and co...
Giuseppi Logan Giuseppi Logan (born May 22, 1935) is a jazz musician originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania who taught himself to play piano and drums before switching to reeds at age 12.
Gunter Hampel Gunter Hampel (born 31 August 1937) is a German jazz vibraphonist, clarinettist, saxophonist, flautist, pianist and composer born in Göttingen, Germany, perhaps best known for his album "The 8...
Jayne County Jayne County (born Wayne Rogers; 1947) is an American performer, musician and actress whose career has spanned several decades.
Jim Holmberg Jim Holmberg, born James Gary Holmberg, is an American singer and songwriter.
Karel Velebný Karel Velebný (17 March 1931, Prague - 7 March 1989, Prague) was a Czech jazz musician, composer, arranger, actor, writer and music pedagogue.
Karl Berger Karl Hans Berger (born March 30, 1935 in Heidelberg, Germany) is a PhD in Music Esthetics, jazz composer, jazz vibraphone and piano player.
Lowell Davidson Lowell Davidson (1941–1990) was a jazz pianist from Boston, Massachusetts.
Marion Brown Marion Brown (September 8, 1931 – October 18, 2010) was a jazz alto saxophonist and ethnomusicologist.
Marzette Watts Marzette Watts (March 9, 1938, Montgomery, Alabama - March 2, 1998, Nashville) was an American jazz tenor and soprano saxophonist.
Milford Graves Milford Graves (born August 20, 1941 in Queens, New York) is an American jazz drummer and percussionist, most noteworthy for his early avant-garde contributions in the early 1960s with Paul Bley...
New York Art Quartet The New York Art Quartet was a free jazz ensemble made up of saxophonist John Tchicai, trombonist Roswell Rudd, drummer Milford Graves and bassists Lewis Worrell, Reggie Workman and Finn Von Eyben.
Noah Howard Noah Howard (April 6, 1943 – September 3, 2010) was an American free jazz alto saxophonist.
Ornette Coleman Randolph Denard Ornette Coleman is an American saxophonist, violinist, trumpeter and composer. He was one of the major innovators of the free jazz movement of the 1960s. Coleman's timbre is easily recognized: his keening, crying sound draws heavily on blues music.
Patty Waters Patty Waters (born March 11, 1946) is a jazz vocalist, best known for her free jazz recordings in the 1960s for the ESP-Disk label.
Paul Bley Paul Bley, CM (born November 10, 1932), is a pianist known for his contributions to the free jazz movement of the 1960s as well as his innovations and influence on trio playing.
Pearls Before Swine (band) Pearls Before Swine was an American psychedelic folk band formed by Tom Rapp in 1965 in Eau Gallie, now part of Melbourne, Florida.
Perry Robinson Perry Morris Robinson (born September 17, 1938 in New York City) is an American jazz clarinetist and composer.
Peter Lemer Peter Naphtali Lemer (born June 14, 1942) is an English jazz musician.
Pharoah Sanders Pharoah Sanders (born October 13, 1940) is a Grammy Award-winning American jazz saxophonist.
Ran Blake Ran Blake (born April 20, 1935) is an American pianist and composer.
Revolutionary Ensemble The Revolutionary Ensemble was a free jazz trio consisting of violinist Leroy Jenkins (1932-2007), bassist Sirone (1940-2009) and percussionist/pianist Jerome Cooper (1946 -).
Ronnie Boykins Ronnie Boykins (December 17, 1935 – April 20, 1980) was a jazz bassist and is best known for his work with pianist/bandleader Sun Ra, although he had played with such disparate musicians as Mudd...
Sonny Simmons Huey "Sonny" Simmons (b. August 4, 1933, Sicily Island, Louisiana) is an American jazz musician.
Steve Lacy Steve Lacy (July 23, 1934 – June 4, 2004), born Steven Norman Lackritz in New York City, was a jazz saxophonist and composer recognized as one of the important players of soprano saxophone.
Sun Ra Sun Ra (born Herman Poole Blount, legal name Le Sony'r Ra; May 22, 1914 – May 30, 1993) was a prolific jazz composer, bandleader, piano and synthesizer player, poet and philosopher k...
Sunny Murray James Marcellus Arthur "Sunny" Murray (born September 21, 1936 in Idabel, Oklahoma) is one of the pioneers of the free jazz style of drumming.
The Fugs The Fugs are a band formed in New York in mid-1963 by poets Ed Sanders and Tuli Kupferberg, with Ken Weaver on drums. Soon afterward, they were joined by Peter Stampfel and Steve Weber of the Holy Modal Rounders.
The Godz (New York band) The Godz were a New York City based avant-noise psychedelic band that originally existed from 1966 to 1973.
Timothy Leary Timothy Francis Leary (October 22, 1920 – May 31, 1996) was an American psychologist and writer, known for his advocacy of psychedelic drugs.
Tuli Kupferberg Naphtali "Tuli" Kupferberg (September 28, 1923 – July 12, 2010) was an American counterculture poet, author, cartoonist, pacifist anarchist, publisher and co-founder of the band The Fugs.
William S. Burroughs William Seward Burroughs II (also known by his pen name William Lee; –) was an American novelist, short story writer, essayist, painter, and spoken word performer.