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Best Jazz Fusion Bands/Artists

This jazz fusion bands list ranks the best jazz fusion musicians ever by votes. This list of good jazz fusion artists and groups let’s you see who jazz fusion fans think are the best in jazz fusion. Of all the subgenres of jazz music, perhaps the most inventive and experimental genre is jazz fusion. Blending together elements of R&B, funk, classical music, and even psychedelic music, jazz fusion grew in popularity in the 1970s with many of the best jazz fusions artists rising to prominence during this time. Though the genre tapered off in the 2000s, the 1980s and parts of the 1990s saw jazz fusion musicians experiment with their sound and the variety of styles that are infused in the sound made each album and song different in their own respective, and allowed jazz fusion bands to create music on their own terms.


So, who are the best jazz fusion artists? Any list of jazz fusion musicians has to include  Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, Pat Metheny Group and even the ubiquitous Frank Zappa (who dabbled in jazz fusion as well as rock). These are widely known as some of the best jazz fusion artists and bands that have helped bring make jazz fusion a movement and something that became widely respected over the years.

That said, it's up to you to determine who on this jazz fusion artists list can be considered the best. Jazz fusion artists are a tough breed to judge, but if you know the genre, you should know who is the best and should vote accordingly. If you notice someone isn't on this list and should be, feel free to add them. This list answers the questions "who are the best jazz fusion bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest jazz fusion musician ever?" If you know enough about the genre, please vote based on the quality of the band's music instead of just voting for the most popular jazz fusion musicians.

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    Forecast: Tomorrow, Mysterious Traveller, This Is This

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    Where Have I Known You Before, Musicmagic, Romantic Warrior

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    Bitches Brew, Kind of Blue, Agharta

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    Now He Sings, Now He Sobs, Time Warp

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    Birds of Fire, The Inner Mounting Flame, Between Nothingness & ...

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    Devotion, The Guitar Hero, Passion

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    Maiden Voyage, Jazz Africa, Tempest in the Colosseum

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    Hot Rats, Joe's Garage Acts 1, 2 & 3

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    Pastorius / Metheny / Ditmas / Bley, Jaco Pastorius, The Essential Jaco ...

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    The Best Of, The Art of Three, Crosswinds

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    The Falcon and the Snowman, Letter From Home, Speaking of Now

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    At the Movies, Modern Man, Stanley Clarke

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    The Acatama Experience, Enigmatic Ocean, A Taste for Passion

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    The Jean-Luc Ponty Experience with The George Duke Trio: Recorded in ...

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    Fragile, Close to the Edge, Flags

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    The Young Lions, 1+1, A Tribute to Miles

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    Product, Unorthodox Behaviour, Livestock

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    Million Dollar Legs, Emergency!, (Turn It Over)

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    Out of the Loop, Back to Back, Return of the Brecker Brothers

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    Marbin, Breaking the Cycle, Last Chapter of Dreaming

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    Million Dollar Legs, Life Time, Third Plane

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    Peace Round: A Christmas Celebration, Yellowjackets, Dreamland

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    Oh, Yeah?, Escape From Television

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    Fourth, The Soft Machine, Land of Cockayne

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    Terje Rypdal / Miroslav Vitous / Jack DeJohnette, To Be Continued, ...

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    Grey, Directions in Music: Live at Massey Hall, Time Is of the Essence

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    Lumpy Jazz, In Harmony's Way, Taking Notes

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    Duet, Ring, Like Minds

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    Galaxian, He Had a Hat, Wizard Island

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    What Did He Say?, Extraction, A Show of Hands

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    Yesterdays Dreams

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    Chain Reaction, Powerhouse, Old Socks New Shoes - New Socks Old Shoes

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    What If, Night of the Living Dregs, Unsung Heroes

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    Scream, Forty Reasons, Legs Eleven

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    U.K., Concert Classics, Volume 4

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    Tribal Tech, Face First, Nomad

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    Multiplicity, Riding Giants, JK Special

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    Lethal Weapon 3, Another Hand, Double Vision

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    Jing Chi, Live at the Baked Potato 2000, Vinnie Colaiuta

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    Rhythm Deep, We Are One

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    Extraction, Greg Howe, Sound Proof

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    Magic Touch, Flying Home, Stolen Moments

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    Django Reinhardt & Stéphane Grappelli, Menuhin & Grappelli: ...

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    Far Wes, Full House, Greatest Hits

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    New York Connection, The Honeysuckle Breeze, Telling Stories

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    Horses & Trees, Stratavarious, The Early Cream of Eric Clapton

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    Brave New World, Black Diamond, 20th Anniversary

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    Dancing Sessions, Boy With Lots of... BRASS, A Message From Newport

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