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RockBoar.com Picture     Jazz fusion or jazz rock, is a musical fusion genre that developed in the late 1960s from a mixture of elements of jazz such as its focus on improvisation with the rhythms and grooves of rock and blues and the beats and heavily amplified electric instruments and electronic effects of rock. While the term jazz rock is often used as a synonym for jazz fusion, it also refers to the music performed by late 1960s and 1970s-era rock bands when they added jazz elements to their music such as free-form improvisation.

     During the late 1960s, at the same time that jazz musicians were experimenting with rock rhythms and electric instruments, rock groups such as Cream and the Grateful Dead were beginning to incorporate elements of jazz into their music. Other groups such as Blood, Sweat and Tears directly borrowed harmonic, melodic, rhythmic and instrumentational elements from the jazz tradition.


Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jazz_Rock

Jazz Rock bands starting with 'W': 5 bands in database

John Weider (United Kingdom)Steve Winwood (United Kingdom)
Warm Dust (United Kingdom)Web (United Kingdom)
Wizzard (United Kingdom)

Jazz Rock artists starting with 'W': 58 artists in database

Alan WakemanBill Watson
Bob WardChris Wood
Colin WilkinsonDag Westling
Dave WattsDave White
Dave WintourDetlef Wiederhöft
Don WellerDoug Wimbish
Dransfield "Les" WalkerEmil Wurster
Etsuko "Manager" WatanabeFrank Wuyts
Garth Watt-RoyGary Weldon
Gary WindoGeoff Whitehorn
George WeaverGerald Veasley
Gilbert "Skip" van Wyck IIIGreg Walker
Harry WilliamsonJah Wobble
Jim WileyJohn L. Watson
John WeiderJohn Williams
John WoodsJunior Weerasinghe
Kenny WheelerKlaus Weiss
Lamar WilliamsLennie Wright
Lenny WhiteMichael Wehmeyer
Michael WestphalMick Waller
Mick WeaverMike Westbrook
Narada Michael WaldenPete Wingfield
Peter WolbrandtRay Warleigh
Reese WynansRicky Wellman
Robert WyattRon Wood
Roy WoodSakuro "Kant" Watanabe
Serge WeberSpike Wells
Steve WinwoodThomas Waßkönig
Wietn WitoWilli Pape
 

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