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  • Jazz Fusion Then & Now - pt I - Various Artist
  • Jazz Fusion Then & Now - pt II - Various Artist
  • Jazz Fusion Then & Now - pt III - Various Artist
  • Jazz Fusion Then & Now - pt IV - Various Artist
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My first encounter with Fusion Jazz was in 1972, it was at this small Theater in Cleveland, much like the Folly Theater here in Kansas City, and while I cannot remember the name of the place, I'll always remember that I witnessed the only live concert that totally blew me away!

This concert featured two groups I knew absolutely nothing about at the time.  The main act was Weather Report and the opening act was Return to Forever,  and when it was all said and done, I was totally speechless.

On that night, I witnessed a major shift in Jazz, it was truly historical and it changed my entire outlook and appreciation for Jazz. I began to search out artist and found George Duke, Klaus Doldinger, Billy Cobham, Jean Luc Ponty, Jan Hammer and so many others. If you're interested in more information about Jazz Fusion Musicians CLICK HERE

Today, Fusion Jazz is still alive and well, and not only here in America, but all over the world.  It has been growing for the past 40 years and has become distinctive member of the Jazz community.

Enough with all the talk about the music, no amount of words can every do Jazz any justice, so join me as we kick off our new series "Jazz Fusion Then & Now" here on Jazz-Fusion.