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    5 days ago · Jazz-rock fusion appeared in the late 1960s and early 1970s, combining jazz improvisation with rock music's rhythms, electric instruments, and highly amplified stage sound. In the early 1980s, a commercial form of jazz fusion called smooth jazz became successful, garnering significant radio airplay.

  2. 5 days ago · Progressive rock, jazz fusion Brand X, Bill Bruford: Danny Gottlieb: Drums 1953 Jazz, jazz fusion, rock Mahavishnu Orchestra, Pat Metheny: Steve Grossman: Saxophone 1951 Jazz fusion, hard bop, cool jazz Miles Davis, Jan Hammer, Masabumi Kikuchi, Teruo Nakamura: As leader: Some Shapes to Come (1974) Don Grolnick: Keyboards 1948–1996 Jazz, jazz fusion

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  4. Jan 20, 2022 · By 1970, Almond and singer/guitarist Jon Mark splintered off from Mayall’s band to concoct a heady mix of folk, jazz, rock, and R&B as Mark-Almond, with the flute remaining crucial to the mix ...

    • Duke Ellington. Born: 1899. Best known as the leader of his long-running Duke Ellington Orchestra, Ellington is the most recorded, and arguably greatest, jazz composer in history, with tunes like Satin Doll , Don’t Get Around Much Anymore, Mood Indigo, and hundreds of other jazz standards to his name.
    • Louis Armstrong. Born: 1901. After growing up in extreme poverty in New Orleans, jazz trumpeter Louis Armstrong broke down racial barriers and became a hugely famous mainstream celebrity at a time when this was unusual for African Americans.
    • Count Basie. Born: 1904. For many, the Count Basie Orchestra, with its vibrato-drenched, deeply swinging sound, is the quintessential big band in jazz. Count Basie had played piano with two important early swing bands (Walter Page’s Blue Devils and Bennie Moten’s orchestra) before forming his own Kansas-based outfit in 1935.
    • Coleman Hawkins. Born: 1904. Hawk, or Bean as he was also sometimes nicknamed, is widely regarded as the father of jazz saxophone which, remarkably, was not really considered a jazz instrument until his emergence in the 1920s.
  5. Jan 20, 2022 · There are other bands to shout about: the rockabilly group Isaac Webb Trio have signed to Wild Records in Los Angeles; the four-piece female close-harmony group Herkja recently reinvented Wicked ...

  6. Jan 22, 2022 · Al Bilali Soudan plays a traditional form of Tamashek (Tuareg) music. Although western audiences are used to Tuareg bands playing electric guitars, Al Bilali Soudan uses acoustic instruments (with amplification) such as the small lute known as tehardent, which is known as tidinit by other Saharan tribes and ngoni in other parts of Mali.