Джаз-Рок 1975 (Jazz-Rock 1975)
Альбом: 1 пласт.
Размер: 12" (гигант)
Тип записи: стерео
Оборотов в мин.: 33
Состояние (диск/конверт): очень хорошее / очень хорошее
WEIRD SONG Bill Chase • Bill Chase
THE FLIGHT OF THE NEWBORN AI di Meola • Chick Corea
GREENSHIETMAN Joe Zawinul • Weatherreport
FREESING FIRE W. Shorter • Weatherreport
NO MYSTERY Chick Corea • Chick Corea
TWINKLES Bill Chase • Bill Chase
Just as any other of the Arts Jazz, too, needs perpetual renewal, needs new ideas and new blood. Various different trends and innovations have always been the backbone of Progress and many of them have now been recognized as milestones in the history of Jazz. Some of them have long ago been acknowledged as classic, others are about to be recognized as such and, there is yet another group of styles that are still seeking recognition and are being regarded as experimental and controversial. Rock-Jazz has not yet been recognized as a classical style nor has it been expected to be for the time being, yet neither could it be put together with the controversial and experimental ones. To the contrary, it is a style that is gathering more and more fans of its own around it. For ten years now there has scarcely been any other trend to have played a more positive and significant role in jazz development.
Rock-music has really enriched the language of Jazz, widened its scope, infused new blood, so to say, in its somewhat ageing body and, what is the most important part, has awakened the interest of the audiences (and especially the young audiences) towards it. The Bi-Bop, Cool and the ones that followed them like hard bop, neo cool, third trend, progressive and avant-garde jazz as well as the free style at the end, have all added considerably to jazz development, but let's face it — they have also more or less estranged and repelled the wide circles of audiences from Jazz. Just prior to World War Two and during it Swing enjoyed an equally warm welcome on behalf of musicians and connoisseurs as well as the widest audience circles. There was no significant difference between true jazz and the dance hits. Styles that sprang up after the War were oriented towards concerto chamber music rather than dance music and pop hits. On one hand that might have been a merit but on the other it brought about a definite slackening of the general audience interest towards jazz. Besides that, positive post-war trends notwithstanding, jazz music was going round and round in circles for some time and was sort of marking time rather than going ahead. It was soul music and rock especially that gave jazz a hand and pulled it out of the one way street of isolation.
The teaming up of jazz and rock has created a new hybrid so' aptly named Rock-jazz by musical critics. The crossbreed has turned out to be viable and succe&sful since it has not only given its interpreters more room for creative effort and expression, but also gained a great number of new fans who were at first merely attracted by its dancing merits alone, but soon became true jazz fans on their own.
Combining the best traditions of jazz and pop music Rock-jazz artistically and socially is in unison with the contemporary. So let us hope its development is going to help getting at a wider popularity and love for jazz in general.