Bringing Jazz To Rock

Trying to win fans, jazz tried hard to incorporate pop music into its bones. “But as each new attempt to bring jazz to rock failed loudly, a new generation of jazz musicians has quietly been bringing rock to jazz. In this reverse fusion, instead of applying rock’s rhythms and amplified dynamics to jazz forms, they’ve brought jazz sophistication and swing to rock tunes. The range of material being drawn from is as broad as pop itself.”