Sunday, November 8, 2009
ACID JAZZ IS BACK
SO ME AND MY MAN "THE SELECTOR KIRK" ARE REALLY EXCITED ABOUT STARTING A NEW NIGHT IN SAN FRANCISCO. WE'VE BOTH BEEN HOLDING OUT. WAITING FOR THE RIGHT TIME AND MOMENT TO COME TOGETHER TO THROW A FUN PARTY. PLANS ARE PRETTY MUCH WRAPPED AND THE MUSIC IS GOING TO BE SOMETHING SPECIAL. WE'RE EVEN TAKING IT THERE, EVEN BRINGING BACK ACID JAZZ
BLEND - SCREAM FOR I (ACID JAZZ 2009)
Acid jazz is a musical genre that combines elements of jazz, funk and hip-hop, particularly looped beats. It developed in the UK over the 1980s and 1990s and could be seen as tacking the sound of jazz-funk onto electronic dance/pop music: jazz-funk musicians such as Roy Ayers and Donald Byrd are often credited as forerunners of acid jazz. Acid jazz has also experienced minor influences from soul music, house music and disco.
While acid jazz often contains various types of electronic composition (sometimes including sampling or live DJ cutting and scratching), it is just as likely to be played live by musicians, who often showcase jazz interpretation as part of their performance. The compositions of groups such as Jamiroquai, The Brand New Heavies and Incognito often feature chord structures usually associated with jazz music. The Heavies in particular were known in their early years for beginning their songs as catchy pop and rapidly steering them into jazz territory before "resolving" the composition and thus not losing any pop listeners but successfully "exposing" them to jazz elements in "baby steps".