progres'sive jazz'

an experimental, nonmelodic, and often free-flowing style of modern jazz, esp. in the form of highly dissonant, rhythmically complex orchestral arrangements. Cf. bop 1, cool jazz, hard bop, modern jazz.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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