From the Jazzhole's second album, ...And the Feeling Goes Round, a feel-good cover of the classic Earth, Wind and Fire song, featuring singers Michelle Lewis, Marlon Saunders, and Rosa Russ, rapper Ahmed Best, as well as founding members Warren Rosenstein, Kevin DiSimone and John Pondel, as well as Pete Mark and Julio Acosta. Jazz bassist Scott Colley was a guest player on this early track. Directed by Jim Gabour.

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Anonymous said...

Wow, interesting band. Never heard of them. Anybody have this particular song or the 1995 album for download? Thanks for any leads.

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".