Acid Jazz Podcast #1

Here's something new for your earholes. Our inaugural podcast. If you like what you hear, please let me know. If there is enough interest (aka, if I get enough positive feedback), I'll continue this on a regular basis. If you prefer to listen to this mix externally, use the links below the embedded player. And, of course, you can download individual tunes by right clicking on them. Enjoy!

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01 The Brand New Heavies - Its Getting Hectic (feat. Gangstarr)
02 Greyboy Allstars - Fried Grease
03 Night Trains - Love Sick
04 Paolo Achenza - Samba Royale
05 Eastwest Connection - Cuppachino
06 Wagon Cookin - Mar
07 Ohm - Sweet Ohm
08 Galliano - Frederick Lies Still
09 Martine Girault - Revival
10 Ronny Jordan - See The New
11 The James Taylor Quartet - Grass Is Not Greener
12 Maysa - All My Life


Anonymous said...

thanx any OHM albums???

demygawdjr said...

you are doing a wonderful job. I grew up with this music (i was the only one listening to it i felt) and i'm glad to see that someone's taking me back..word!

Oro said...

Great selection! Keep up the podcasts, its great to find new (or not-so-new) stuff to listen...
Haven't heard of Eastwest Connection ever since Groovyfunkyjazzy disappeared! I guess your blog is taking me back to those days...


acidjazzy said...

Man, Groovyfunkyjazzy was the BOMB! I was just reminiscing about it the other day, and actually found a remnant of it here...

It's only a ghost of what it used to be, but still has the artist info there. I'd love to meet the guy who ran that site, it opened my eyes to so many new artists.

jelena said...

Thank you for bringing back to my memory great Love sick song!;)


Jeffrey Siegel said...

Just found this out - keep up the good work - love to bop with this as I take my mornign walk!

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".