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Roots of Acid Jazz
Various Artists
Roots of Acid Jazz
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Jazz, Special Interest, Pop, R&B, Rock, Latin Music
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All Artists: Various Artists
Title: Roots of Acid Jazz
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Grp Records
Original Release Date: 2/11/1997
Release Date: 2/11/1997
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Jazz, Special Interest, Pop, R&B, Rock, Latin Music
Styles: Acid Jazz, Avant Garde & Free Jazz, Cool Jazz, Jazz Fusion, Latin Jazz, Modern Postbebop, Smooth Jazz, Soul-Jazz & Boogaloo, Swing Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Bebop, By Decade, 1950s, 1960s, Latin Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 011105023023

CD Reviews

For fans of Jazz and Acid Jazz alike
Hephaistion | South Beach, FL | 08/02/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"There must be a dozen compilation albums claiming to contain "The Roots of Acid Jazz," that funky fusion of Jazz, Soul, Hip Hop and Groove that you can hear in clubs across the nation. This is the first collection that I have heard that truly addresses the "Roots" by presenting a superb collection of Jazz hits at their original best, before they were sampled, mixed and funked into a different level of sophistication. The 14 tunes are all equally excellent, and of a wide range of tastes, but truly make for a fine listening experience. Highly recommended."
Best and most accessible jazz album you can find
Hephaistion | 09/15/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Compilation albums are for housewives and little girls...except for this one. This album from Impulse brings Oliver Nelson's "Stolen Moments," a song with the some of the most beautiful melodies you'll ever hear, with classics such as Louie Armstrong's "Swing Low, Sweet Cadillac."Every student needs at least one jazz album. Not just for background music while you're cooking or studying, but you have to prove to the world that you're worldly enough to enjoy something that wouldn't be played on the radio.If you need only one jazz album, this is the one. It doesn't have boring types of jazz like ragtime or new orleans jazz, and it doesn't have jazz such as bebop that will lose novice listeners. It has accessible harmonies. And with rhythms informed from latin music and R&B, no listener can keep themselves from tapping their toe."