If you are a jazz dabbler and don't know what this type of jazz is compared to that type of jazz, you might be surprised when you realize that it's not all squawking saxophones blowing all over the place. "Oh that's free jazz" you say. You're partially right. Free jazz itself can be broken down further, but I don't know enough about jazz to really know any more than that. But the defunct site Destination: Out apparently does. Here's their free jazz primer, with a couple of the thirteen songs that they posted, two very different examples.
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Sun Ra - Angels and Demons at Play mp3 at Destination: Out
John Zorn/Naked City - Osaka Bondage mp3 at Destination: Out
Beginners Guide to Free Jazz at Destination: Out 13 cuts