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Old 12-28-2008, 01:54 AM   #1 (permalink)
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K guys, dont get me wrong; im completely in love and aware of all the classics ( Coltrane, Mingus etc ) , but I also share a great love for other genres. Those being Metal, Rap, Electronic and basically anything else. But I have been wondering, are there some Elecronic jazz bands around? I mean not just stuff like typical electronic music (whatever style) with some jazz lines, but like a dedicated band who have morphed that into a whole and fully unique style? I dunno, give it some thought and let me know!
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Old 12-28-2008, 11:18 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I'm not really sure what's classified as "Electronic Jazz". Is it just another term for those Nu Jazz/Ambient/Ninja Tune stuff?
From whatever little I have, some of these artists have jazzy parts and electronic bits as well -

Jaga Jazzist - A Livingroom Hush
Kammerflimmer Kollektief - Cicadidae
Supersilent - 6, 5, 4, 1-3 etc.
Skalpel - S/T
The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble - S/T (thanks to Zarko for this )

Then there are a few more names floating around with the "ambient" and "jazz" tag, but I don't know what they classify as. If anyone else has a better example, please do post.

Edit: A bit more info...Just go through this Ninja Tune label. I've found a lot of interesting stuff through them. Mr Scruff, Amon Tobin, The Cinematic Orchestra...just to name a few.

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Here is a link to music labeled Electronic Jazz on last.fm

tag/electronic+jazz

To me, electronic jazz is taking the foundation of jazz and using synthesizers and samplers to express the music.
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The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble - S/T (thanks to Zarko for this )
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Try Bladerunner blues - Vangelis

Does that fall into that category?
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Old 01-08-2009, 06:03 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Edit: A bit more info...Just go through this Ninja Tune label. I've found a lot of interesting stuff through them. Mr Scruff, Amon Tobin, The Cinematic Orchestra...just to name a few.
the cinematic orchestra definitely fits the bill but they're VERY low key, a lot of people have a hard time getting into them for that reason. their earlier stuff has more of a jazz feel also.

same goes for amon tobin. his first 2 major releases all have a brazillian jazz / drum and bass feel to them but then he starts stretching out after 'supermodified'. he's been one of my favourites since the first time i heard his music.

the 'xploding plastix' kind of fit the electro jazz bill as well although they're more loop based but it's definitely old school jazz loops.

old 'squarepusher' also definitely has some jazz elements to it, especially 'music is a rotted one note' and 'hard normal daddy'.
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Haha glad you guys liked it I can't get over the KDJE TBH.... Always have a good crank of them every few days. Probably wearing them out, but as long as I enjoy it...

The Esbjorn Svensson Trio is a bit experimental in that way, particularly 'Leucocyte' - Half of it is piano jazz but it has some really solid electronic ambient mixture sprinkled about.

Those, along with Dave's list (Always a treat) are probably the best ones to start off with, Tobin, jaga jazzist, Squarepusher...
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the cinematic orchestra definitely fits the bill but they're VERY low key, a lot of people have a hard time getting into them for that reason. their earlier stuff has more of a jazz feel also.
Yeah, the cinematic orchestra definitely aren't easy to appreciate. I started with Every Day, but thought it was really boring by the end of track 2. Forced myself to sit through the entire thing and I really started liking it more! Now, I can just put it on whenever I like and GET what's it all about . Still need to get more of their stuff though.
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i quite like the cinematic orchestra's debut 'motion'. it's just as slow paced but there seems to be a bit more going on in the background to keep your attention going. the remix album is also a little more lively. then again i prefer instrumentals, so that's probably why i like it better than 'every day'.
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Another one I would suggest is 'Nils Petter Molvaer'

It has a bit of everything on Molvaer's slow and sad trumpet base, but it gets a solid electronic groove to it. Definitely worth checking out, Khmer would be one of my fave jazz albums over the last 15 years.

Not the best example, a lttle too beaty for me, but still good.

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