Today I am so excited to be sharing this beautiful Jazz Fusion recording! With Michael Humphries on Guitar, Jesus Molina on the Keys, Joe Cleveland playing Bass, and Payge Cooper on Drums, they created a Jazz masterpiece!
What is Jazz Fusion?
A musical genre known as jazz fusion combines jazz with elements of rock, funk, R&B, hip-hop, or electronic music. The late 1960s and early 1970s saw the emergence of the fusion genres, which have since persisted in the modern jazz landscape.
Jazz fusion frequently tests the limits of instrumentation. Acoustic instruments including the trumpet, trombone, saxophone, piano, guitar, bass, and drums are frequently used in traditional jazz. Jazz fusion can use any of these instruments, but it frequently favours the electronic gear used by progressive rock bands. Jazz fusion bands frequently use synthesizers, electronic pianos, drum machines, and electric guitars with effects.
Jazz Fusion History
Jazz fusion music matured in the late 1960s when notable jazz players started experimenting with cutting-edge instruments and idioms from mainstream genres like rock and R&B. A commonality among almost all of the early proponents of jazz fusion was that they were or had previously worked with Miles Davis, the famed jazz trumpeter.
Jazz fusion tightened its ties to rock music as the 20th century went on. The guitar became a more prominent instrument in the genre thanks to composer Pat Metheny and Larry Carlton, a studio musician for Steely Dan and Joni Mitchell. Jazz fusion was also explored by experimental performers like Frank Zappa and Soft Machine. Even jazz musicians have collaborated with rock musicians Carlos Santana to produce his own brand of jazz-rock fusion.
Watch along as I mix the drums, snare, toms, bass and electric guitar.
Then afterwards, I went right on in to mixing the track with a hybrid setup!