jazz + electronica

    • tilen said...
    • User
    • 25 Jan 2007, 11:07

    jazz + electronica


    I've been recently really enjoying two albums : Freak In by Dave Douglas and Equilibrium by Matthew Shipp

    do you know any other examples of the successful attempts at fusing jazz and electronica ?

  • You may find some music of interest in the playlist of user "e-jazz", plus he runs a group here for the jazz/electronic blend. I'm pretty new to the whole idea myself, don't think I've heard the two you mention yet, and will check them out. Thanks!

    • [Deleted user] said...
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    • 27 Jan 2007, 11:26

    yeah check out St.Germain

    St.Germain really pull it off

  • There's heaps of good user groups specialising in nu-jazz, headz, electro-jazz (notably Wicked Lounge Soundz, Chillosophy, and Acid Jazz).

    If you want to hear the the hybrid combo of jazz & electronica without compromising traditional feel - you can try Trying (Butti 49 Nu-Niveau mix), as featured in the St Germain Des Pres Cafe volume 3. Generally you will be able to find what you're looking for from artists such as:

    Kyoto Jazz Massive
    Variety Lab

    ..there's heaps more.

    Ludovic Navarra (aka St. Germain) is a great artist fusing different things that can appeal more to lo-fi lounge bassheads (particularly Jazz Potato and his most popular Sure Thing). Sure Thing has been widely used as an audiophile testing song.

  • check out the entire Blue Series by Thirsty Ear Records, Matthew Shipp is the creative consultant...check out their website and you'll find a bunch of musicains and albums...

    "It never got weird enough for me."
  • Nils Petter Molvaer, Eric Truffaz, Eivind Arset, Bugge Wesseltoft,...

  • you gotta check out Madlib´s jazz sideproject Yesterday´s New Quintet.

    gotta love that stuff.

    also Herbie Hancock´s 2001 album Future 2 Future is really worth chcking out. it feautures on the one hand collaborations with soulful techno/house legend carl craig and drum´n´bass pioneer a guy called gerald but also with jazz legends like wayne shorter.

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  • Supersilent - Massively interesting electronic free improv.
    Innerzone Orchestra - Carl Craig in more or less full jazz mode.
    Otomo Yoshihide - Works a lot of electronics into some of his projects.
    Springheel Jack - Their recent stuff on Thirsty Ear is pretty jazzy.
    Groundtruther - Also on Thirsty Ear, I recommend their album with DJ Logic.

    • W82 said...
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    • 24 Jul 2007, 12:24
    Check out these two tunes with Jakob Norgren Big Band Splash

    No traditional big band music...

    • [Deleted user] said...
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    • 25 Jul 2007, 15:40
    a great mixture of jazz with electronic are the albums made by steve reid with kerian hebden (Four Tet):

    Steve Reid - Spirit Walk
    Kieran Hebden and Steve Reid - Tongues
    Kieran Hebden and Steve Reid - The Exchange Session Vol. 1
    Kieran Hebden and Steve Reid - The Exchange Session Vol. 2

  • Jazz and electronics

    Off the top of my head in no particular order:

    Nuspirit Helsinki
    The Philadelphia Experiment
    The Detroit Experiment

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    • [Deleted user] said...
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    • 12 Apr 2008, 20:22
    Also try
    Parov Stelar
    The Kilimandjaro Darkjazz Ensemble
    Nostalgia 77

  • You might check out Chicago Underground Trio.

    • [Deleted user] said...
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    • 17 May 2008, 00:32
    if you want more regional, check out

    Vlaicu Golcea
    Electric Brother

    romanians, from "more jazz" to "more electro" in this order. in aievea both Golcea and EB took part.

  • Crimetime Orchestra and its Life Is a Beautiful Monster album is some seriously wicked stuff

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