As jazz's first extended, continuous free improvisation LP, Free Jazz practically defies superlatives in its historical importance. Coleman's music had already been labelled "free," but this album took the term to a whole new level. Aside from a predetermined order of featured soloists and several brief transition signals cued by Coleman, the entire piece was created spontaneously. Each player simply brought his already established style to the table. That means there are still elements of convention and melody in the individual voices, which makes Free Jazz far more accessible than the efforts that followed once more of the jazz world caught up.