Unformatted text preview: 60s and 70s had produced a new style called free jazz. Free Jazz depended on two things: creative improvisation, and original compositions. Abstract, dense, and difficult to follow, this style often did away with regular rhythmic patterns and melodic lines, using energetic drumming and melodic improvisations with extremely high notes, squawks, and squeals. In the 70s and 80s jazz combined with elements of rock to produce a popular style called fusion. In the 21 st century it continues to evolve, blending with popular dance rhythms and emerging new styles such and “groove” music, or “funk,” which suggest the blues in a highly complex, repetitive, and rhythmic approach....
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- Spring '08
- Miles Davis, Dizzie Gillespie, characteristic long-short triplet, JazzAfrican American Music