Free Jazz was recorded in one uninterrupted take of 36 minutes 23 seconds. This performance is heard exactly as it was performed in the studio without any splicing or editing. Side one ends with a quick fade out and the music resumes with a minimum of interruption on side two.
Ornette Coleman alto saxophone, Don Cherry pocket trumpet, Scott LaFaro bass, Billy Higgins drums
Eric Dolphy bass clarinet, Freddie Hubbard trumpet, Charlie Haden bass, Ed Blackwell drums