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Doesn't he fit the description to a T? -- megA (talk) 15:41, 17 September 2011 (UTC)
Zappa wrote classical music and rock, not so much jazz. In fact, he regularly disparaged jazz in interviews. It's true he did once release a record called Jazz from Hell, but nothing on it sounds anything like actual jazz to me. I would advise against mentioning Zappa in this article. TheScotch (talk) 07:57, 26 May 2013 (UTC)
Keith Jarrett, Chick Corea, Pat Metheny and Gil Evans strike me as jazz musicians/band leaders who clearly inherited some of the aspirations and methods of the Third Stream, though not, of course, the actual sound of the folks who were dubbed TS in the 1950s. They all work both with extended improvisations and with dynamic, phrasing and structural elements that owe a great deal to classical music - and they make those two aspects face each other or interlace within the same musical language. Jarrett's Personal Mountains and Metheny's Secret Story are just two fairly obvious (and very accomplished!) album-length examples of this.
Interestingly, three out of those four guys just mentioned worked with Miles Davis and received critical influences from him - Metheny didn't actually play with Miles but there's not much doubt he was also influenced by him in the seventies and eighties. Miles moved in another direction himself but he's a key figure in spreading/developing these ideas and concepts I think. (And hey, no one is required to add any finger-wags here ab out OR or the like - this talk page doesn't ~have to offer sources, the above makes suggestions for what to look for in expanding what is, at present, a fairly sketchy article). Strausszek (talk) 23:12, 9 January 2014 (UTC)