This type of jazz plus samba became known as the

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.” This type of jazz-plus-samba became known as the bossa nova  and has since become part of the flavor of jazz. JAZZ FUSION: As its name would suggest, Jazz Fusion is the merging of jazz with other  styles and techniques, most notably those of Rhythm and Blues, rock and  funk. It came to prominence during the 1970's but remained popular in later  decades and is still alive today.With the growing popularity of pop rock  groups and artists such as the Beatles and Jimi Hendrix during the 60's  and 70's, there was a pressure on jazz musicians to make a choice 
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between convention and popularity in order to remain. Fusion was a way of  bridging the gap between emerging genres whilst still maintaining elements  of the traditional styles of jazz.At the same time, some rock musicians,  such as the Byrds in  Fifth Dimension  were beginning to incorporate jazz  elements in their work. Their hit,  Eight Miles High  included guitar solos  which were intended to be reminiscent of the sounds of John Coltrane's  Classic Quartet.Fusion roots can be found in the work of Miles Davis and  Tony Williams in the 1960's, who are generally regarded to be the most  influential musicians of the movement. Indeed, much of the style is reliant  on a core of musicians who worked with Davis on  In a Silent Way  and  Bitches Brew . The introduction of electronic sounds in music during the  70's enabled Jazz to take yet another new direction. The electric piano,  electric guitar and synthesizers were used by Fusion bands and musicians,  particularly Herbie Hancock and Chick Corea.Jazz fusion has been  criticised for pandering to popularity and accused of watering down popular  jazz conventions in order to do so. However, its diversity and appeal have 
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