from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of, relating to, or being music that blends classical music with jazz.


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  • It may be the best exemplar of so-called "third-stream music" jointly inspired by jazz and classical.

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  • The Meat Beat Manifesto is a dubby remix by Plug aka Luke Vibert dating from 1996; it opens with a third-stream horn salvo, segues into John Barry guitar, and takes flight from there.

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