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Soul Jazz

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VIII : Genres: North America

The Continuum International, 2012

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...The term ‘soul jazz’ refers to a style of jazz that emerged in the US in the late 1950s and early 1960s, featuring simple rhythmic grooves with a prominent back-beat, blues-based harmonic progressions and gritty soul-inflected melodies...

Smooth Jazz

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VIII : Genres: North America

The Continuum International, 2012

Encyclopedia Articles

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...The term ‘ smooth jazz’ describes the commercially successful, though critically derided, genre of jazz that emerged in the 1970s and became the best-selling style of jazz by the 1980s and the fastest-growing radio format...

Free Jazz

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VIII : Genres: North America

The Continuum International, 2012

Encyclopedia Articles

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...Very few musicians can fairly be said to have single-handedly created a new jazz style, one that was radically different from the styles in which others were playing at the time. Saxophonist Ornette Coleman is among the handful of musicians...

Jazz-Rock

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VIII : Genres: North America

The Continuum International, 2012

Encyclopedia Articles

5

... Chicago, IL : University of Chicago Press, 64–94. Lawrence Wayte . 2007. ‘Bitches Brood: The Progeny of Miles Davis’s Bitches Brew and the Sound of Jazz-Rock.’...