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I have been assigned to do a Jazz song as assessment at school and my teacher said I can do a Jazz fusion song but I know nothing of this genre so is there any sort of easy Jazz songs that are mixed with the Metal genre?
#3
i'm having a hard time understanding what it is you want

try al di meola
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I have been assigned to do a Jazz song as assessment at school and my teacher said I can do a Jazz fusion song but I know nothing of this genre so is there any sort of easy Jazz songs that are mixed with the Metal genre?

I think that's why you got the assignment.
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#11
Planet X, Cynic's Focus album

I think you'd have a hard time finding an easy jazz metal fusion, since both genres pride themselves on technical musicianship.

Or do this sexy, sexy song:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6sr7BXinJMw
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#12
Pretty much everything that gets labeled as jazz/metal fusion contains little-to-no actual jazz.
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#14
Yes, and the results often aren't too pretty.
Why not just do a proper jazz piece? And, y'know, learn something? Rather than clinging onto that heavy metal stereotype.

But whatever, check these out, various stuff that fit into the 'fusion' label, some is more Jass-funk, you'll see the influence on prog (which is the only, tenuous, link with metal);





From a weird album called Hevy Metal Bebop;

Also check out Some Skunk Funk.

The very cool Mike Stern and the late Bob Berg;


John Schofield playing chilled out stuff;


The late Jaco Pastorius playing what sounds to me like the soundtrack to that dream I had where I was part of a light hearted cop show set in San Francisco in the late eighties;


Funky shit;



Full album, cool stuff;

Could compare it with the likes of Tool, or more straight ahead Latin stuff like Carlos Santana

Some awesome shit right here, great performance of a really nice piece;


I'm aware that Miles Davis was a big part of this scene, but I don't really know his stuff from that period so can't advice on what to listen to, it's all pretty out there. Bitches Brew would be the album to listen to I think.
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do something like this, shit's cray. dennis chambers is a ****ing boss as hell drummer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NRPhp4xjkuM
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Pretty much everything that gets labeled as jazz/metal fusion contains little-to-no actual jazz.

Honestly this.

Learn some Grant Green or something TS.
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Cynic is all I can think of.

Opeth kinda but not really.

in no way is opeth even slightly jazzy
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#21
Really just gonna echo everyone else. Cynic would be great, and Animals As Leaders is kinda jazzy. Much better to do an actual jazz piece though. A lot of rock/metal guys are big fans of Bitches' Brew by Miles Davis. Try exploring for a change and give that a spin.
#22
just transcribe some bill evans so you actually learn something
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#23
If you want to go down the 'this metal band used a weird time signature, ergo jazz/fusion influence' route, you want to listen to this;
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kc34Uj8wlmE
because it's cool as fuck
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Maybe something like this?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NmfzWpp0hMc

IDK, I'm not very knowledgeable about jazz.
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Oh, I just remembered something cool/awful that might tickle your fancy, TS. The guitarist from Testament, Alex Skolnick, released a few albums of at-times-pretty-cringey jazz covers of rock tunes.
Listen at your own discretion, but imo some tracks can be pretty cool, at worst it's like an instrumental/muzak Richard Cheese.

It's not jazz, but it's doing it's best jazz impression.
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#29
How about the weird guitar stylings of Jeff Beck?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Rtp9ESo19A

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ipSspfDNVGc

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just like to point out that clean guitars =/= jazz, guys.

You clearly know nothing about nothing so do us all more informed people a favor and sit in the back of the classroom with your mouth shut where you belong
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Cynic really isn't jazzy either.


There isn't really any Metal bands that are jazzy. There are Metal bands that sound jazzy and Jazz bands that sound metal-y, that's about it.

I also don't think the teacher would like you choosing a Metal/Jazz song anyway, man.
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Check out the guitar versions on youtube.

Awesome. I know Chick is astounding but I haven't really listened to him much beyond Light As A Feather (and stuff with Al Di Meola).

I think this is really fucking cool;
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=thJpFlcddaU

Chick on piano
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You clearly know nothing about nothing so do us all more informed people a favor and sit in the back of the classroom with your mouth shut where you belong

...i dont know how to react to this.
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Awesome. I know Chick is astounding but I haven't really listened to him much beyond Light As A Feather (and stuff with Al Di Meola).

I think this is really fucking cool;


Cheers for the link, I think I'll check out more of his stuff, I've neglected it a little.

Anyway, I was surprised at just how good Bobby Mcferrin is as a singer; I really underestimated him.

The same piece I linked with him singing:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwmvqKuAiRw
#39
Guthrie Govan and The Aristocrats have some pretty jazzy songs, more so The Aristocrats
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..what? Did you read him wrong or something
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