Controlled Chaos

Much of jazz's history is full of musicians who marched to a very different beat than the others, choosing a path to create what they heard in their head rather than fulfill what most audiences would have preferred. It's not all self-indulgence, though, much of it 

the legendary Hasaan Ibn Ali with the Max Roach Trio

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bv2DHC8-bp0

Pharoah Sanders "Hum Allah Hum Allah Hum Allah"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jr3TGXDnnOs