The Story Of Acid Jazz (Disc 2)



Disc 2

01. A Good Thing - James Taylor Quartet
02. Trust Me - Vibraphonic, Alison Limerick
03. Creation - James Taylor Quartet
04. Love Sick - Night Trains
05. Spinning Wheel - The New Jersey Kings
06. Ain't No Use - Pure Wildness
07. The Monkey Drop - The New Jersey Kings
08. Everything's Going to the Beat - Ace of Clubs
09. Tears Inside - Emperors New Clothes
10. Watch My Garden Grow - Humble Souls
11. Modal - Quiet Boys
12. Sweet Ohm - Ohm
13. Just Dream - Mac Pac
14. Astral Space - Quiet Boys

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What is Acid Jazz?

Acid jazz (also known as club jazz) is a musical genre that combines elements of soul music, funk, disco, particularly looping beats and modal harmony. It developed over the 1980s and 1990s and could be seen as tacking the sound of jazz-funk onto electronic dance/pop music.

The compositions of groups such as 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".

The acid jazz "movement" is also seen as a "revival" of jazz-funk or jazz fusion or soul jazz by leading DJs such as Norman Jay or Gilles Peterson or Patrick Forge, also known as "rare groove crate diggers".