samuelzz10 wrote:I am not entirely sure, but I'm pretty sure jazz has more to do with odd time signatures and chord progressions than instruments. Could be wrong, but that's what I've heard...
It generally uses a walking baseline and odd time signatures like 12/8 are fairly common. In free jazz improvisation is key, sometimes there's not even any notation.The similarities end there. Metal developed from blues with Iron Butterfly's "In a Gadda da Vida" which featured some pretty heavy distortion for the sixties.
Have a listen to bill bailey's take on being in a jazz quartet:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2pjZcx_-sUs
This is Richard Cheese, covering slipknot with "People=Shit":http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CjveFZaGMpw
I know a thing or two about metal, my cousin helped to organise this:http://www.homeofmetal.com/