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Old 06-19-2009, 05:47 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Well, there are performers like DJ Olive and Otomo Yoshihide who play in more avant-jazz settings that really don't reference hip-hop, but that doesn't necessarily mean they have no interest in it.
True and that's sort of what I am saying. Hip-hop heads make turntablism - even if their music doesn't reference hip-hop (though I think most does at least a little). When a jazz musician exchanges his acoustic bass or piano for turntables, I'll be more sold on the idea that it has become a unique genre. I guess Otomo Yoshihide is a move in that direction, though.

Edit: I'm not saying a jazzman can't have interest in hip-hop, either. Hmm.. maybe I should change my vote?

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