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The term is believed to have first been coined in the late 1990s to refer to music that blends [[Jazz]] elements with other musical styles, such as [[Funk]], [[Soul]], [[Electronic Dance Music]], and free improvisation.
 
The term is believed to have first been coined in the late 1990s to refer to music that blends [[Jazz]] elements with other musical styles, such as [[Funk]], [[Soul]], [[Electronic Dance Music]], and free improvisation.
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Nu-Jazz's cultural origins seem to originate from a combination of The USA, The U.K., Japan, France, Germany, Norway, Mexico, and Brazil.
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==Crosses Over With==
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*[[Jazz]]
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*[[Acid Jazz]]
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*[[Jazz Fusion]]
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*[[Soul]]
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*Smooth Jazz
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*Electronica
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*Free Jazz
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*[[House]]
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*[[Techno]]
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*[[Electronic Dance Music]]
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==Typical Instruments==
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*trumpet
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*trombone
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*saxophone
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*clarinet
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*double bass
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*bass guitar
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*electric guitar
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*electric bass guitar
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*guitar
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*drums
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*piano
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*keyboard
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*vocals
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*synthesizer
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*bass synthesizer
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*drum machine
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*sequencer
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*sampler
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*music software
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*digital audio workstation
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*laptop
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*software synthesizer
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*guitar synthesizer
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=Info=
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Nu-Jazz ranges from combining live instrumentation with beats from [[House]], exemplified by St Germain, Jazzanova and Fila Brazillia, to more band-based improvised [[Jazz]] with electronic elements, such as that of The Cinematic Orchestra, Kobol, and the "future jazz" style pioneered by Bugge Wesseltoft, Jaga Jazzist, Nils Petter Molvær, and others.
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Nu-Jazz typically ventures farther into the electronic territory than does its close cousin, [[Acid Jazz]], which is generally closer to earthier [[Funk]], [[Soul]], and [[Rhythm and Blues]], although releases from noted groove & smooth [[Jazz]] artists such as the Groove Collective and Pamela Williams blur the distinction between the styles. Nu-Jazz can be very experimental in nature and can vary widely in sound and concept. The sound, unlike acid [[Jazz]], departs from its [[Blues]] roots and instead explores electronic sounds and ethereal [[Jazz]] sensualities.
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==Into the 21st century==
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===Los Angeles scene===
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Los Angeles based artist Flying Lotus and artists under his independent record label, Brainfeeder, have instigated significant stylistic development and commercial exposure of Nu-Jazz.
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While Nu-Jazz is not the primary focus of Brainfeeder, many of the in-house artists such as Thundercat, Taylor McFerrin, Daedelus, and Flying Lotus fuse [[Jazz]] elements with experimental electronic sounds. Cosmogramma by Flying Lotus released in April 20, 2010 featured [[Jazz]] saxophonist Ravi Coltrane in "Arkestry" and "Germain Haircut" which both present [[Avant-Garde]] [[Jazz]] backed by dense futuristic beats and texture. Flying Lotus's more recent work, You're Dead! released in 2014 October 20, invited the performance of saxophonist Kamasi Washington and [[Jazz]] titan Herbie Hancock who shared his prowess as a keyboardist and co-writer. Both albums by Flying Lotus were awarded "Best New Music" by Pitchfork. On November 27, 2015, Daedelus and Grammy nominated jazz fusion group, Kneebody, released a collaboration album entitled Kneedelus.
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===Jazz artists come to Nu-Jazz===
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Established [[Jazz]] artists have become increasingly active as leaders of Nu-Jazz works in the 21st century. [[Jazz]] trumpeter Dave Douglas and his trio involving Mark Guiliana and Jonathon Maron worked with electronic musician Shigeto, who established the musical theme of the band with his [[Ambient]] synth bass and texture. The resulting amalgam, entitled High Risk, reminisces the experimental sound of [[Miles Davis]]'s Bitches Brew with a psychedelic and chill touch. Drummer of the band, Mark Guiliana, has released Nu-Jazz works under his own name as well. Showing clear influences from Jojo Mayer & Nerve, many of the albums such as Beat Music in 2012 and My Life Starts Now in 2014 incorporates synthesized melodies, bass and harmony accompanied by acoustic drumming that successfully replicated the nuance of electronic beats. Although no studio recording has been released, Mark Guiliana performed duo sets with Zach Danziger who constructed melodies using samples and, once the theme was established and looped, joined Guiliana on drums to create rhythmically intense electronic [[Jazz]]. On a more subtle level, Brad Mehldau's album Largo in 2002, featured Mehldau's contemporary lines with acoustic [[Hip Hop]]/[[House]] beats from the percussion and occasional electronic overdubs on tracks such as "Sabbath" and "Free Willy".

Latest revision as of 15:47, 21 March 2020

Intro

Also known as "Jazztronica", this is a sub genre of Jazz and Electronic Dance Music.

The term is believed to have first been coined in the late 1990s to refer to music that blends Jazz elements with other musical styles, such as Funk, Soul, Electronic Dance Music, and free improvisation.

Nu-Jazz's cultural origins seem to originate from a combination of The USA, The U.K., Japan, France, Germany, Norway, Mexico, and Brazil.

Crosses Over With

Typical Instruments

  • trumpet
  • trombone
  • saxophone
  • clarinet
  • double bass
  • bass guitar
  • electric guitar
  • electric bass guitar
  • guitar
  • drums
  • piano
  • keyboard
  • vocals
  • synthesizer
  • bass synthesizer
  • drum machine
  • sequencer
  • sampler
  • music software
  • digital audio workstation
  • laptop
  • software synthesizer
  • guitar synthesizer

Info

Nu-Jazz ranges from combining live instrumentation with beats from House, exemplified by St Germain, Jazzanova and Fila Brazillia, to more band-based improvised Jazz with electronic elements, such as that of The Cinematic Orchestra, Kobol, and the "future jazz" style pioneered by Bugge Wesseltoft, Jaga Jazzist, Nils Petter Molvær, and others.

Nu-Jazz typically ventures farther into the electronic territory than does its close cousin, Acid Jazz, which is generally closer to earthier Funk, Soul, and Rhythm and Blues, although releases from noted groove & smooth Jazz artists such as the Groove Collective and Pamela Williams blur the distinction between the styles. Nu-Jazz can be very experimental in nature and can vary widely in sound and concept. The sound, unlike acid Jazz, departs from its Blues roots and instead explores electronic sounds and ethereal Jazz sensualities.

Into the 21st century

Los Angeles scene

Los Angeles based artist Flying Lotus and artists under his independent record label, Brainfeeder, have instigated significant stylistic development and commercial exposure of Nu-Jazz. While Nu-Jazz is not the primary focus of Brainfeeder, many of the in-house artists such as Thundercat, Taylor McFerrin, Daedelus, and Flying Lotus fuse Jazz elements with experimental electronic sounds. Cosmogramma by Flying Lotus released in April 20, 2010 featured Jazz saxophonist Ravi Coltrane in "Arkestry" and "Germain Haircut" which both present Avant-Garde Jazz backed by dense futuristic beats and texture. Flying Lotus's more recent work, You're Dead! released in 2014 October 20, invited the performance of saxophonist Kamasi Washington and Jazz titan Herbie Hancock who shared his prowess as a keyboardist and co-writer. Both albums by Flying Lotus were awarded "Best New Music" by Pitchfork. On November 27, 2015, Daedelus and Grammy nominated jazz fusion group, Kneebody, released a collaboration album entitled Kneedelus.

Jazz artists come to Nu-Jazz

Established Jazz artists have become increasingly active as leaders of Nu-Jazz works in the 21st century. Jazz trumpeter Dave Douglas and his trio involving Mark Guiliana and Jonathon Maron worked with electronic musician Shigeto, who established the musical theme of the band with his Ambient synth bass and texture. The resulting amalgam, entitled High Risk, reminisces the experimental sound of Miles Davis's Bitches Brew with a psychedelic and chill touch. Drummer of the band, Mark Guiliana, has released Nu-Jazz works under his own name as well. Showing clear influences from Jojo Mayer & Nerve, many of the albums such as Beat Music in 2012 and My Life Starts Now in 2014 incorporates synthesized melodies, bass and harmony accompanied by acoustic drumming that successfully replicated the nuance of electronic beats. Although no studio recording has been released, Mark Guiliana performed duo sets with Zach Danziger who constructed melodies using samples and, once the theme was established and looped, joined Guiliana on drums to create rhythmically intense electronic Jazz. On a more subtle level, Brad Mehldau's album Largo in 2002, featured Mehldau's contemporary lines with acoustic Hip Hop/House beats from the percussion and occasional electronic overdubs on tracks such as "Sabbath" and "Free Willy".