10. Jazz, Third Stream & Other Fusions

Overheads: Jazz and its Fusions

Gunther Schuller coined the term “Third Stream” with the Modern Jazz Quartet in 1960, suggesting that Jazz and “Classical” might live together in a “Third Stream”:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Wo_5D-Bg44 (not sure why that won’t embed here)


Today, we have largely dispensed with the term “Third Stream” and find that fusions between Jazz and all of the various other musical arts seem to happen naturally.