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Fusion as a style in music of the 60 s – 90 s of the XX century

Bukreev V.A.


The article discusses the phenomenon of the emergence of modern fusion musical style (English fusion – «alloy», «melting», «mixture»), as an organic combination of various styles and directions of pop-jazz-rock cultures, as well as a creative search for a musical dialogue with traditions and various genres of academic, ethnic and folk music of the countries of Asia, Africa, Europe, Latin America, as the basis of fusion style is the support for combining elements of traditions of different musical cultures.


Postmodernism; polystylistics; pop culture; jazz; rock; academic music; folk music; Miles Davis; Joe Zawinul; Herbie Hancock; «Chick» Koria; Smooth Jazz; Grover Washington J.; David Sanborn; «Chuck» Manjione; George Benson; Spyra Gira Yellow Jackets; Four Play; Chicago, Blood, Sweet & Tears, Tower of Power, Wheather Report.

DOI: 10.31249/hoc/2020.03.02

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