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  1. A genre of popular music combining jazz with elements of soul music, funk and disco


Acid Jazz a.k.a. Acid Jazz Records: Acid Jazz is a record label based in east London. It takes its name from acid jazz, a genre of jazz music. Alternative version states that the genre itself was named after the record label. Radio and club DJ Chris Bangs is credited with coining the phrase acid jazz in the late 1980s.


Acid jazz, also known as club jazz, is a musical genre that combines elements of jazz, soul, funk, disco and hip hop. Acid jazz originated in the London club scene of the mid-1980s in the rare groove movement and spread to the US, Japan, Eastern Europe and Brazil. Major acts included Brand New Heavies, Incognito, Us3 and Jamiroquai from the UK and A Tribe Called Quest, Buckshot LeFonque and Digable Planets from the US. The rise of electronic club music in the mid to late 1990s led to a decline in interest, and in the twenty-first century, the movement became indistinct as a genre. Many acts that might have been defined as acid jazz are now seen as jazz funk, neo soul or jazz rap.

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Google previewJazz: The First 100 Years (2011)

by Henry Martin, Keith Waters

Acid jazz is a fusion style that incorporates sampling of older jazz recordings, rap, and hip-hop grooves and techniques. Nu jazz refers to jazz-influenced music since the mid- nineties that makes use of hip-hop grooves, trance grooves, ...

Google previewThe Coltrane Church (2015)

Apostles of Sound, Agents of Social Justice by Nicholas Louis Baham III

Acid jazz is a fusion of jazz, funk and hip-hop beats. It presumably originated in Britain during the 1980s by musicians influenced by the jazz-funk of Jimmy Smith, Grant Green, etc. Acid jazz made its mark on the San Francisco jazz scene in the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of African American Music (2010)

by Emmett G. Price, III, Tammy Kernodle, Horace Maxille

Price III Acid Jazz Acid jazz is a loosely related ...

Google previewGraded Fingerstyle Jazz Guitar Solos (2011)

by Paul Musso

Acid Jazzy Acid Jazz is a contemporary style of jazz music that incorporates elements of funk and hip-hop. Playing this style with a solo guitar can be difficult. Pay close attention to the swing feel as well as the little percussion effects on the ...

Google previewJazz Musicians, 1945 to the Present (2006)

by David Dicaire

Acid jazz is an extension of jazz fusion. It incorporates elements of acid rock, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Recorded Sound (2004)

by Frank Hoffmann

Acid jazz represents a synthesis of jazz fusion, funk, hip-hop, and urban dance music. Its improvisational, percussion-heavy, and predominantly live orientation came largely from jazz, whereas its dedication to an ongoing rhythmic groove was ...

Google previewThe A-Z Encyclopedia of Alcohol and Drug Abuse (2002)

by Thomas Nordegren

Acid Jazz Music style ...

Google previewThe Norton Dictionary of Modern Thought (1999)

by Alan Bullock

acid jazz. An attempt in the early 1990s to relieve the electromechanical tedium of disco dance music by adding some of the instrumental colours of jazz. The results were somewhat reminiscent of jazz-rock fusion, but the relentlessly ...

Google previewThe New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English (2015)

by Tom Dalzell, Terry Victor

73, 2000 acid jazz ...

Google previewEncyclopaedic Dictionary of Music (2005)

Acid jazz : What drawn ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Music in the 20th Century (2014)

by Lol Henderson, Lee Stacey

The “acid jazz” fusion with hip-hop dance represents yet another branch Of a musical tradition that ...

Google previewThe Berklee Contemporary Dictionary of Music (2015)

by Kari Juusela

acid jazz. Jazz music coupled with elements of acid rock. acid rock . A 1960s rock music style often featuring long open improvisations and psychedelic themes. The term comes from slang for LSD (lysergic acid diethylmide).

Google previewThe Concise New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English (2014)

by Tom Dalzell, Terry Victor

US, 1988 acid jazz noun a dance music genre UK, 1999 acid mung noun the sensation while under the influence of ...

Google previewUrban Dictionary (2009)

Fularious Street Slang Defined by, Aaron Peckham

acid jazz A style of music that utilizes electronic and hip-hop techniques to create a somewhat sensual, psychedelic soundscape. It is often characterized by its use of loops and samples of original jazz and blues ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the Blues: K-Z, index (2006)

by Edward M. Komara

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