: a blend of jazz and rock music

Examples of jazz-rock in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Writer Gavin Edward described the project as a jazz-rock opera that included vocals from musicians like Jack Bruce, John McLaughlin, and Linda Ronstadt. Bley also worked closely with Pink Floyd’s Nick Mason on Nick Mason’s Fictitious Sports, writing and co-producing it in its entirety. Tomás Mier, Rolling Stone, 17 Oct. 2023 And in 1970 Shorter, Joe Zawinul and Miroslav Vitous formed the groundbreaking Weather Report, taking jazz-rock fusion to the stadium level. Sheri Linden, The Hollywood Reporter, 22 Aug. 2023 McLaughlin would form his supergroup Mahavishnu Orchestra the next year, having already helped Miles Davis, Tony Williams, and others spearhead the creation of jazz-rock fusion with his electric guitar. Bill Beuttler, BostonGlobe.com, 10 Aug. 2023 After New Bohemians went on hiatus in the early ‘90s, Houser performed instrumental jazz-rock with Critters Buggin and the Dead Kenny G’s. Thor Christensen, Dallas News, 25 July 2023 Carlos Santana, 75, is a guitarist who pioneered Latin American jazz-rock fusion and won 10 Grammys. Marc Myers, WSJ, 3 July 2023 In the 1970s, when the electric bass became an instrument of choice in many jazz ensembles because its thumping tones suited the commercial sounds of jazz-rock fusion, Mr. Lee, an acoustic bass purist, refused to go along and lost work as a result. Robert D. McFadden, New York Times, 24 May 2023 People are more obsessed with these Seventies jazz-rock cynics than ever these days. Rob Sheffield, Rolling Stone, 14 May 2023 Weather Report, meanwhile, pressed ahead through personnel changes to become jazz-rock’s most resilient ensemble. Gene Seymour, Anchorage Daily News, 3 Mar. 2023 See More

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First Known Use

1968, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of jazz-rock was in 1968

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“Jazz-rock.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jazz-rock. Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

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