Can’t Stop the Rock
Duncan Heining [+]
Duncan Heining has been writing about jazz, improvised music and 20th century composition since 1996. He has written for Avant Magazine, Record Collector, The Independent and The Independent On Sunday. His main outlets currently are Jazzwise, Jazz UK and the All About Jazz website. In 2010, Scarecrow Press published his biography of African-American composer and musical theorist George Russell, George Russell - An American Composer.
This chapter discusses the rise of beat, R&B and rock music. Jazz did not become entirely separated from these popular styles; a number of jazz musicians played crucial roles in the development of British R&B and, later, rock music.