Appreciating Jazz Part 14 – Fusion

This episode discusses jazz-rock fusion.  By the 1970s many jazz musicians looking for new sounds to explore turned to rock styles for inspiration.  Miles Davis continued to lead the direction of  jazz-rock fusion and many of his sidemen led influential groups of their own, such as Joe Zawinul, Chick Corea, and John McLaughlin.  At the same time, rock bands like Chicago and Blood, Sweat & Tears, began to similarly borrow from jazz musicians and incorporate lengthy improvisations and horn sections that played a more significant role that was typical.

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