History of Jazz Timeline: 1970
Dreams, a fusion group featuring Billy Cobham plus Randy and Mike Brecker, releases its
self-titled debut on Columbia.
Saxophonist Wayne Shorter, pianist Joe Zawinul, bassist Miroslav Vitous, drummer
Alphonse Mouzon and percussionist Airto Moreira form the fusion supergroup Weather
Free jazz saxophone player Albert Ayler dies on November 5.
Pianist Chick Corea, reedist/percussionist Anthony Braxton, bassist Dave Holland and
drummer Barry Altschul form the free jazz group Circle. They record Early Circle
and Circulus (Blue Note). The rhythm section of the group also records Song
of Singing (Blue Note) under Corea's name.
Duke Ellington records New Orleans Suite (Atlantic).
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