In the late sixties a fresh sort of energy came racing through the pop music scene. Many cult figures rose and many of today’s figures were still paying their dues as sidemen. Young people had something else to hear other than A.M. radio. At that time, young players were coming up with a different bag—they were adding horns to their sound. The horns made the music forceful.
New bands were coming down the road such as The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, The Electric Flag, Blood Sweat and Tears, The Chicago Transit Authority, Tower of Power, Mother Earth. The Buddy Miles
Band, and Lighthouse. These bands were sending their own type of musical vibration our way. In time, the music started to get funky. The funk lent itself to jazz. Rock thunder was also an undiminished component of this new sound. Basically, that sound was America’s introduction to what we know today as JAll/ROCK.
Within its own perimeter JAll/ROCK is presented to us in many ways. Artists such as Weather Report, Chick Corea, John McLaughlin. and Larry Coryell give us Jazz with Rock. Artists such as Frank Zappa, Chicago, Steely Dan, and Manfred Mann give us Rock with Jazz.
Due to the cerebral, precise content of some Jazz, and the all-encompassing scope of classical music, I must say that the classics also play a major role in the total composition of all JAll/ROCK. The