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Initial post: 29 Nov 2012 21:11:07 GMT
Last edited by the author on 29 Nov 2012 21:46:08 GMT
Solar Fox says:
Hi all,

Nu jazz has its roots in the use of electronic instruments in production in the 1970s work of such luminaries as Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, and Ornette Coleman. Hancock's early 1980s work with Bill Laswell, in particular, such as the album Future Shock, anticipated the style in its incorporation of electro and hip-hop rhythms.

In the mid-'90s and early 2000s, musicians from the downtempo scene, St Germain, DJ takemura, Perry Hemus and Jazzanova among them, began to delve more deeply into jazz. In the same period, intelligent dance music producers-most famously Squarepusher and Spring Heel Jack, and later London Elektricity and Landslide -- took a similar interest. Techno musicians, such as Laurent Garnier, Carl Craig and his Innerzone Orchestra project, have also touched on nu jazz. Some figures from the digital hardcore and breakcore scenes, notably Alec Empire, Nic Endo, and Venetian Snares, have explored a harder, noiser variant on the style. A decade later, some dubstep producers, such as Boxcutter, also explored electronic jazz.

Add what jazz/soul you're into at the moment. be it Nu Jazz, Neo Soul, Soulful House, Jazz House, Intelligent DnB, Liquid Funk, Chill, Downtempo.. etc.. share the love..

Posted on 29 Nov 2012 21:32:00 GMT
Solar Fox says:
Currently listening to:

Under Standing

Forbidden Love

Smooth To The A.M.


Love's Galaxy

Vitamin K

Open Window

Wonderland Cool

Just Passing Through - from a Smooth Jazz Nightlife

Up in 'dis Place (Rare Groove Break Beat Mix)

Posted on 30 Nov 2012 09:30:07 GMT
Last edited by the author on 30 Nov 2012 09:30:18 GMT
Dan Fante says:
You have some good taste there, Mr Fox. And I absolutely love Carl Craig. His fellow 2nd generation Detroit producer, Kenny Larkin may also float your boat (especially Azimuth and Metaphor

Posted on 30 Nov 2012 12:08:55 GMT
Last edited by the author on 30 Nov 2012 12:24:03 GMT
mancheeros says:
Fragile State - 'The Facts and the Dreams'
Fragile State - Voices From the Dust Bowl'
Pretz - 'Soundcastles'
DJ Krush & Toshinori Kondo - 'KI-OKU'

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Dec 2012 11:39:46 GMT
Last edited by the author on 17 Dec 2012 02:20:03 GMT
Solar Fox says:
Thanks Dan. Yeah i listened to abit of Carl Craig, Joey Beltram, Dave Angel, Colin Dale. I've recently been listening to Colin Dale's 'Outer Limits' again recently, and it still sounds great. Nice little nostalgic trip into techno/electronica that doesn't disappoint like some musical trips back in time. I have yet to listen to 'Outer Limits 2', i would imagine it's just as good, so may give that a purchase and play it on my travels to see if it matches up to the first release.

Mancheeros, nice selection of jazzed out, chilled music. Thanks for those links. I really like the Pretz stuff, and Fragile State isn't too bad either, although some it is abit hit and miss, overall it's a preferred style that i like. I'm definitely going to download a few tracks from that Pretz 'Soundcastles' though, nice choice, and some great stand out music there for me. Be good to hear more recommendations.

Posted on 17 Dec 2012 02:52:07 GMT
Solar Fox says:
I have recently been listening to:

Cielo Terso

Au Revoir Blackbird


Sweet Chocolate



Stay Cool (feat. Brandon Fields)

Short Changed

Spaceship Earth

Thin Air (Atjazz Instrumental Mix)

Posted on 17 Dec 2012 13:56:41 GMT
Dan Fante says:
Grayfox, I would say Outer Limits Vol. 2 isn't quite as good and eclectic as the first one but it's definitely worth getting hold of and is still excellent.

Posted on 17 Dec 2012 14:36:59 GMT
Last edited by the author on 17 Dec 2012 14:37:43 GMT
Solar Fox says:
Yeah, i'm very tempted Dan as the first Outer Limits I loved back then and today. A great cosmic techno album. I think i'll ask for the Outer Limits 2 for christmas. :)

Do you recommend any similar albums, compilations?

Posted on 17 Dec 2012 15:23:12 GMT
Dan Fante says:
That's a bit of a tricky one as I don't think I've heard anything quite like it. However, Dave Angel, who you mentioned did a rather good compilation back in the day X-Mix 4 Beyond the Heavens which was back when he was DJ-ing a style of techno that had a strong jazz influence. It might float your boat I think. His Tales of the Unexpected studio album from that era was very much influenced by Jazz / Detroit Techno. There is also an R&S compilation of his early stuff which is even an homage to old Blue Note records in terms of its appearance. This is more uptempo than Tales of the Unexpected but very much a 'Jazzy' collection: Classics

Posted on 18 Dec 2012 09:59:45 GMT
Dan Fante says:
I thought of some other stuff which might fit the bill. A lot of drum and bass has a Jazz influence but New Forms came to mind in particular. On a different vibe, the chilled out deep house of Larry Heard might also be of interest, especially Dance 2000 Dance 2000: PART 2 & Ice Castles

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Dec 2012 10:33:08 GMT
nephran says:
Is this the kind of thing you're on about Grayfox...Classic 1984 Jazz fusion/electro.

Posted on 21 Dec 2012 00:08:01 GMT
Last edited by the author on 21 Dec 2012 00:10:44 GMT
Solar Fox says:
Dan, i'll check some of your cd recommendations out as they are quite cheap on here. I used to own New Forms aswell and it's a great album. Brown Paper Bag is a classic.

Nice tune Neph. I'm sure i can hear a sample from Axel F in there aswell as some nice jazz sections. Very 80's breakdance.

A selection of electronic jazz, nu jazz, breakbeat from Kyoto Jazz Massive's Okino Shuya and Okino Yoshihiro, Flowriders and some soothing smooth jazz from a talented musician Lin Rountree. I've been listening to these for quite some time. Great music.


Know My Soul/feat. Conya Doss

For Your Love Featuring Tim Bowman (feat. Tim Bowman)

Croydon Road (Feat. Lin Rountree)

So Into You

Good & Bad (Special Jazz Mix)

Fair Play

Mystery Of Ages Feat. Bembe Segue (Moonstarr Broken Mix)



Posted on 21 Jan 2013 20:15:53 GMT
Solar Fox says:
Jill Scott's Words & Sounds Vol.1 is a highly recommended album if anybody likes their Neo Soul/R'nB.

The album is Jill Scott's debut album from July 2000 and was nominated for best r'nb album at the 2001 grammy awards. The album was also listed as one of the best of 2000 by Slant magazine.

My favourite tracks from the album are 'Take A Long Walk', 'Slowly Surely', and 'Getting In The Way'. A great singer, song writer and poet. Well worth a purchase or download.
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