Jazz is a combination of African and European music born in the United States in the 1920’s.  The music can use guitars, brass instruments, drums, along with the incorporation of many other different instruments and sound, including the introduction of blast beat drumming.  It was one of the first forms of experimental or avante-garde music using unusual sounds and tones, along with odd time signatures.  Musicians in other musical genres would begin fusing jazz elements into their music creating progressive rock, avante-garde music, funk, and blues rock.  Jazz has been a major influence on the metal world with jazz fusions being used in avante-garde metal and progressive metal.  A huge influence can also be seen in death metal, black metalhardcore, funk metal, rap metal, nu metal, mathcore, and atmospheric metal.

Popular acts include Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, and Duke Ellington

Duke Ellington


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