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A fusion genre is music that combines two or more styles. For example, rock and roll originally developed as a fusion of blues, gospel and country music. The main characteristics of fusion genres are variations in tempo, rhythm, and is sometimes the use of long musical "journeys" that can be divided into smaller parts, each with their own dynamics, style and tempo. "Fusion" used alone often refers to jazz fusion.
Artists who work in fusion genres are often difficult to categorize within non-fusion styles, primarily because most genres evolved out of other genres.These artists generally consider themselves part of both genres. For example, a musician that plays predominantly blues influenced by rock is often labelled a blues-rock musician, such as Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble. Vaughan, a Texas blues guitarist, used rock and blues together. Ray Charles, who recorded gospel and jazz-influenced blues, created what would become known as soul music. By fusing the two genres, Charles pioneered the style of country soul, most famously on his landmark album Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music, and influenced similar efforts by Candi Staton and Solomon Burke. Another example of fusion music can be heard in the Middle Eastern-influenced Franco-Arabic music as personified by Aldo. Franco-Arabic music uses a blend of Arabic and many western styles, from rock to pop, and from Euro styles to folk music. Jie Ma blends traditional Chinese instruments (pipa and ruan) and Western and jazz compositions.
Fusion music as a genre broadened the definitions of jazz, rock, and pop music. Herbie Hancock fused jazz, funk, rock, and smooth tones to accomplish a new, rounder, more cultured sound for his band. See Head Hunters or Thrust. These sounds generally consisted of a standard rhythm section: bass, drums, and sometimes guitar, with layered keyboard tracks of rhodes, strings, clavinet, organ and synthesizers. Atop all of this, sampling was introduced as well as new technologies such as the talk box, or vocator. Bands such as Brand-X and Return To Forever as well as musicians such as John Abercrombie and Jack DeJohnette are also in this category.
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Herbie Hancock - Jazz Fusion Cantelope Island
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Carnatic Classical Fusion (Nagumomu Ganaleni) - Aathirai Sivapalan
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Fusion Music for Bliss & Enlightenment - Flute, Violin, Sitar, Guitar, Mridangam & Tabla
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Infusion - Hari Iyer: Instrumental Fusion Music
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Fusion Music - Yakshas
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"Piya Bawri" Fusion Music by Abhijit & Ajay Pohankar
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Gulf Daily News
Fri, 14 Jun 2013 19:30:26 -0700
EAST met West as a fusion music and entertainment festival hit the shores of Bahrain yesterday. 'Tandav - The Experience' was organised by Eventscom and was held at the Marina Beach Club. It aimed at providing an aggressive dance twist on modern indie ...
Thu, 23 May 2013 06:37:38 -0700
I have worked with fusion music in this collection. For this reason, there were a lot of expectations from this compilation. I have received very good personal reviews, so I am quite satisfied with the response. With popular Hindi music becoming ...
Tue, 18 Jun 2013 06:28:56 -0700
The man with the braid and pony tail later took our idiom of fusion music to a new level when he and Hariharan sang together as the Colonial Cousins. In Bangalore for a private concert, Lesle was brimming over with musical ideas. He's working on an EDM ...
The New Indian Express
Mon, 17 Jun 2013 20:01:13 -0700
Hers is a harmonious blend of fusion music with a singular and enjoyable flavor imbued with literary resonance. Her music is a unique style of melody enriched with literature, seeped in heritage while being dramatically spunky and contemporary ...
Thu, 13 Jun 2013 02:01:24 -0700
With Susmit leaving, here ends an era of enthralling and captivating fusion music in India. Indian Ocean won't be the same again. Time to slip into your I-pod and listen to some great tracks by the band. Our message to Susmit - "Arey ruk ja re bande ...
Tue, 18 Jun 2013 04:12:52 -0700
'Divine Delight', an evening of fusion music, will be presented by The Hindu. The Hindu presents 'Divine Delight', a fusion concert, in aid of Kasi Viswanathan Charities. Part of the proceeds will go towards aiding people with disabilities. The ...
Tue, 18 Jun 2013 07:30:46 -0700
Young Derbyshire musicians – including 11 young folk from Mill hill School, pictured here and are due to play on an outdoor stage and an acoustic tent - alongside performances of African dance drumming, Chinese dragon dances and Asian fusion music at ...
New Straits Times
Mon, 17 Jun 2013 17:08:40 -0700
The 40-something performer, often called the Prince Charming of Carnatic music, is renowned in many musical styles, from bhajans and devotional music to jazz and fusion music. But he is always up for a challenge. The youngest son from a respected ...
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