Weather Report, along with Mahavishnu Orchestra and Miles Davis, are known as pioneers in jazz fusion, but Weather Report far outlasted most of its contemporaries and had a successful career spanning two decades.
Larry Coryell: Really fusiony but more rock and Latin than jazz. Taking up where Moacir Santos left off, is A Brazilian Love Affair — fusion, ramped-up exotica or a curtain-raiser for world music? But I always thought early yes should be classified as jazz fusion.
The Grand Wazoo 1973 - Frank Zappa 24. THE best bass work in any genre by Jaco. All of my choices have already been mentioned at least a couple of times but I'll second "Ask the Ages" by Sonny Sharrock.
Only now is it beginning to be re-evaluated. At the time I could bang out intense guitar for 4 - 5 hours straight. Join Date Oct 2012 Posts 142. Jean Michel Jarre: School Days 1976 - Stanley Clarke 49.
Dixie Dregs, Free Fall--coming from a Southern rock background but with elements of jazz and classical. Crossings 1972 - Herbie Hancock 53. Weather Report was a jazz fusion band in the 70s and 80s who took America by storm with their self-titled debut album that featured a Czech bassist, Austrian-born keyboard player, and American saxophonist.
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At the same time, some rock artists began adding jazz elements to their music. Herbie Hancock Headhunters.