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"Bitches Brew" Released: This album legitimized the new fusion genre, and broadened the jazz audience
"Miles in the Sky" Released, expressing strong influences from Ornette Coleman and John Coltrane
"On the Corner" Released: Davis targeted this album at the urban black population
Miles Davis relegated to be the warm-up act for Herbie Hancock's "Head Hunters" tour
Hancock's "Head Hunters" Released: this album attracted a large younger audience through the innovative funk songs and electronic instruments
Chick Corea founds Return to Forever fusion group
Corea gains improvisational recognition with his ECM label, producing hits like "Spain" and "La Fiesta"
Mahavishnu Orchestra founded in NYC by English guitarist John McLaughlin
Supergroup "Weather Report" created by Joe Zawinul and Wayne Shorter, also producing funk-based music
Pat Metheny releases album "Bright Size Life" in attempt to go beyond the current constraints of fusion
Metheny releases sophisticated fusion albums with Lyle Mays: "Still Life-1987", "Letter from Home-1989", and "Secret Story-1992"
Brecker Brothers release self-titled album
A Tribe Called Quest releases platinum album "The Low End Theory", which the NY Times rated as one of the top 100 albums of all time
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