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Hi folks,

Do you like Nu jazz?

I created my very personal Nu Jazz Anthology by gathering tunes from these genres : Nu Jazz | Jazz House | Electronic Jazz | Electro-jazz | E-jazz | Smooth Jazz | Jazz Lounge

Do you have something to suggest to complete this collection?

 

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1 hour ago, Gillian said:

Hi folks,

Do you like Nu jazz?

I created my very personal Nu Jazz Anthology by gathering tunes from these genres : Nu Jazz | Jazz House | Electronic Jazz | Electro-jazz | E-jazz | Smooth Jazz | Jazz Lounge

Do you have something to suggest to complete this collection?

 

Yes, real jazz.  

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It can be a meaningful bridge, and I really like  "Rose Rouge".  "Doctor Honoris Causa" by Joe Zawinul would be a great next addition.  Try the title track from Miles Davis's "Bitches Brew" and also the  entirity of  his "In a Silent Way" album.

 

 

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Afronaught!

 

1 hour ago, Rooster_Ties said:

What if I'm nu to Nu jazz?

Then listen to it and decide what, if anything you like.

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And the "smooth jazz" all-time artistic achievement, showing it could truly be beautiful at its best:

 

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I listened to Rose Rouge and was not particularly impressed.  

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35 minutes ago, Brad said:

I listened to Rose Rouge and was not particularly impressed.  

Image result for different strokes for different folks

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2 hours ago, JSngry said:

 

Afronaught!

 

Then listen to it and decide what, if anything you like.

Good choices there and the UFO in the other posts

It always makes me smile how hackles are immediately raised by any mention of this genre. It's as if "real" Jazzisn't strong or robust enough a genre to take the "threat" of a different genre that happens to have the word Jazz in it. 

3 hours ago, Brad said:

Yes, real jazz.  

what exactly is "real jazz"? I'm not sure I've ever come across that genre...

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15 minutes ago, mjazzg said:

Good choices there and the UFO in the other posts

It always makes me smile how hackles are immediately raised by any mention of this genre. It's as if "real" Jazzisn't strong or robust enough a genre to take the "threat" of a different genre that happens to have the word Jazz in it. 

what exactly is "real jazz"? I'm not sure I've ever come across that genre...

 

Funny I definitely know it when I hear it. Must be like porn that way.

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I was probably being a little sarcastic but not much.   When I say “real” jazz something from swing to free.  When something has “nu” in the title, it’s not jazz but something else; otherwise, why would you need the modifier? This is as much jazz as Kenny G is.  But, hey, if people like it, more power to them.  As someone said one size doesn’t fit all. 

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21 minutes ago, Brad said:

This is as much jazz as Kenny G is.

and it is sometimes as musical and thoughtful (if indeed there's a difference) as Kenny G isn't, ever.

Like porn, I recognize a good and interesting choice when I hear it. And music in general, also like porn, is on the whole severely lacking in both.

But then...

Neither nu nor jazz (and really, "real jazz", if the people who play "play it" aren't dead, damn near all of the ideas and energies that fueled it are), but those are choices I'd never think of, and they're damn well executed, so...yeah.

Also, it's got a good beat and you can dance to it.

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Yes, you may be right and I freely admit that I may be wrong. I will re listen to some of these tracks and keep an open mind. 

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no need to listen to something you don't like, but getting pissy about a word that really doesn't mean shit today is not going to get you anywhere except where you already are, if anything, it'll just take you backward. "Jazz" is having far more evil things done to it than having "nu" attached to it.

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One of all-time my favorite pieces of music, regardless of genre.  Major talents on this, Eddie Henderson, Gary Bartz, Carlos Garnett (who wrote it), Jean Carn, Hubert Laws Connors himself.  And some interesting lesser names, like Hubert Eaves, Reggie Lucas, Anthony Jackson, and Lawrence Killian.  So do we just dismiss it as a "sell out" because it has vocals and because Connors has a strange suit on?  This cut speaks to me as much as anything by a lot of the heavyweights we worship around here.  And Gillian, this would sound great on your Anthology.

 

 

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IG Culture. This man knows what he's doing. He's got chops, he's got a vision (i.e. - a strong sense of purpose and narrative), and he's always making choices that are in line with that.

I don't even know if this counts a "nu" ("genre" don't mean shit to me except as, at best a general directional marker). It damn sure ain't new, this stuff has been happening for a while now, good, bad, great, shitty, like all music, like all people.

This is more than 20 years old, and it's rooted in 70s Herbie, which in turn was rooted in...you get the idea. Those who wished it would all just go away, who expected that it would all go away, well...it didn't. And if there's a lot of it that goes back and basically puts on new socks and thinks it's a whole new outfit, there's also people who know how to wear that shit, tweak it, and keep it fresh and sharp, make it relevant, not retro. Those are the people to always look for, no mater where they are.

 

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what no mention of 4Hero? where it all came together for me

and then later on  Two Banks Of Four. The sound of not so young London

 

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21 hours ago, Gillian said:

Hi folks,

Do you like Nu jazz?

I created my very personal Nu Jazz Anthology by gathering tunes from these genres : Nu Jazz | Jazz House | Electronic Jazz | Electro-jazz | E-jazz | Smooth Jazz | Jazz Lounge

Do you have something to suggest to complete this collection?

 

I don't know most of these tracks - although I love Rose Room - so maybe something from the Schema label, if not previously included?

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