Nu jazz

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Nu jazz (also known as jazztronica,[1] or future jazz) is a genre of jazz and electronic music. The music blends jazz elements with other musical styles, such as funk, electronic music, and free improvisation.[2]


Nu jazz typically ventures further into the electronic territory than does its close cousin, acid jazz.[3] Nu jazz can be very experimental in nature and can vary widely in sound and concept.[3] The sound departs further from its blues roots than acid jazz does, and instead explores electronic sounds and ethereal jazz sensualities.[3] "The star of Nu jazz is the music itself and not the individual dexterity of the musicians."[3]

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  1. ^ Nicholson, Stuart (March 2003). "Jazztronica: A Brief History of the Future of Jazz". JazzTimes. Retrieved 16 January 2016.
  2. ^ Definition from Sergey Chernov, June 7, 2002, in The St. Petersburg Times [1] Archived 2009-09-18 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ a b c d [2] Archived December 26, 2007, at the Wayback Machine