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Beginning in the middle 1960s, there was a movement in New York City, taking place for the most part in downtown lofts, which were converted industrial spaces where musicians, photographers and artists could pursue their work unimpeded. In the jazz area, musicians from all over the U.S. and Europe converged to experiment and perform for their peers, attempting to find something new while refining their art. Some of these artists took a grass root approach by uniting and organizing cooperatives to further their aims. On this recording, musicians involved in one such group, FREE LIFE COMMUNICATIONS, speak about this movement in their own words accompanied by excerpts of live performances from that period