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Best of Acid Jazz
Various Artists
Best of Acid Jazz
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Jazz, Pop, Rock
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All Artists: Various Artists
Title: Best of Acid Jazz
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Instinct Records
Original Release Date: 10/25/1995
Re-Release Date: 10/24/1995
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Jazz, Pop, Rock
Styles: Electronica, Acid Jazz
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 720841031727, 720841031741

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This is older, mellower stuff
(3 out of 5 stars)

"This is not as "housey" as recent acid jazz stuff. It is more like light jazz with a modicum of funkiness. Marks a transition point to Acid Jazz, which was more Jazz and less Acid."
A great introduction to the world of Acid Jazz
(5 out of 5 stars)

"In a genre of music dominated by sales of compilation records, The Best of Acid Jazz is one of those rare records that lives up to its title. For anyone new to the world of Acid Jazz (or unaware of exactly what "Acid Jazz" means), this record provides a pleasant mix of sounds from various elements of the Acid Jazz scene. There is not a bad song to be heard. The tight sounds one should expect from a quality Acid Jazz issue are mixed here with powerfully soulful vocals to create classic sounds throughout this record. If you are exploring Acid Jazz for the first time or simply want to expand your horizons, I cannot recommend better first step than The Best of Acid Jazz."
Light-weight Acid Jazz collection
Edward Alexander Gerster | South Miami, FL USA | 08/02/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Instinct Records has done a tremendous job in bringing Acid Jazz to the US audience. They have been the defining factor in presenting the genre that is a fusion of Jazz, Soul, Hip Hop and Groove -- the tunes that are all about horn-soaked dancing, be it funky or frantic.With that said, I have to say of the dozen tunes presented here, none would be on my personal "Best of" list, even though most of the artists would. In fact only about half of the tunes would even fit in the definition of Acid Jazz as set out on the CD cover... the majority being more of an "Adult Contemporary" flavor, that is a bit bland.The pace of the album as a whole is uneven, but taken individually, there are still some excellent performances here, like "Peace" by Exodus Quartet, "Jazz in the House" by Count Basic, and "Das Land" by No Se."