Ananth Krishnan. I am from India (southern India to be that much more precise). My initial foray into free jazz started with some Ken Vandermark and Tim Berne after which I dont think I have ever looked back. I, for one, believe that free jazz (along with prog rock, my other favourite genre) is one genre that is so open and exploratory that presents as much adventure for the listeners as the presenter themselves. It is pure, unadulterated and purely emotional and to synchronize oneself with such raw flavours is a voyage in itself.