In context with this question:

Take 6: What chords are making this style so jazzy?

I came across the term non-conformant harmonization:

Non-Conformant Harmonization: The Real Book in the Style of Take 6

Is “non-conformant harmonization“ the answer I was looking for in this question?

or is this the term for computed harmonization and arrangement?

Does any one out there some experience with automatical harmonization?

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    Please post the context of the phrase. That will be helpful in answering.
    – Aaron
    Oct 19, 2020 at 20:37

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Perhaps a link to the relevant paper would be of service: http://computationalcreativity.net/iccc2014/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/7.2_Pachet.pdf

It seems as if the idea is to use a Markov Chain to model harmony but with probabilities allowing some extended chords to be used as well as the usual triads, sevenths, and ninths.

Editorial: I prefer to just use simpler chords and model (or analyze) some of the additions as non-chord tones (though that has its own problems.)

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