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Jazz-Rock/Jazz fusion recommendations

Discussion in 'Blues & Jazz' started by TrailriderDan, Oct 18, 2006.

  1. TrailriderDan

    TrailriderDan Junior Member

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    We always here music with so much blues influence, but how often do you hear rock with heavy jazz influence? Every time i hear rock with some jazz influence, it always sticks out to me.

    P.S there is a difference between jazz and blues.
     
  2. Midnight Rider

    Midnight Rider Captain Karma

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    Re: Jazz and blues

    Could you give some examples of Jazz influenced songs? I can come up with thousands of songs with Blues influence but not many with a heavy Jazz influence. I am just curious since I really don't listen to Jazz and I am definately under educated in the music. If anyone else has ideas on this subject I would love to hear it. It may open up a whole new source of great music for me.
     
  3. TrailriderDan

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    Re: Jazz and blues

    I really cant give you any specific examples because when I hear it, its usually some random song in some persons car or something like that.
     
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    Re: Jazz and blues

    Some of the best examples are Steely Dan, Chicago, and Joni Mitchell for starters.
    There's lots of other rock/pop artists that have at least dabbled in it...a song here, a song there.
    Then, of course, there's the whole fusion genre that was really big in the 70's (primarily), which was usually some kind of mix of jazz,rock, R&B, and funk, varying from band to band.
    There's also lots of different kinds of jazz, so all those different flavorings have turned up alot through the years.
     
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    Re: Jazz and blues

    Add to Runtfan's list Blood Sweat & Tears.

    As for the difference between jazz and blues, they are about as different as Muddy Waters and John Coltrane.:D
     
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    Re: Jazz and blues

    allman bros had very heavy blues and jazz in there music, some of there later stuff , post duane had some gospel and soul drivin it

    yes had heavy jazz influence in their early days

    ummmmm.................

    doors obviuosly had a lot of blues and jazz influence

    cant really thin kof any more now
     
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    billtjr51 Senior Member

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    Re: Jazz and blues

    Yes maybe had some jazz influence, along with classical influence. I can't think of any Allman Bros though. Shawn Phillips definitely has jazz influence.
     
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    Re: Jazz and blues

    Frank Zappa's "Mothers of Invention" is heavily jazz influenced.

    Herbie Hancock was also heavily jazz influenced.

    Phil Collins, side project Brand X:



    If you really want to find some rock with jazz influence google "jazz rock" or "jazz fushion" :D
     
  9. LG

    LG Fade To Black

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    Re: Jazz and blues

    Spyro Gyra comes to mind instantly and some of Al Di Meola's solo albums in the 70's have that feel as well.

    Sea Level and Jean Luc Ponty both have a heavy jazz influence on their music.
     
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    Re: Jazz and blues

    Others may disagree, but I hear jazz influence in a lot of jam bands, Phish and Widespread Panic being two examples.
     

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