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26 reviews/ratings
JOHN COLTRANE - My Favorite Things Hard Bop
JOHN COLTRANE - A Love Supreme Post Bop
DAVE HOLLAND - Dave Holland Quintet ‎: Extended Play - Live at Birdland Post Bop
HERMETO PASCOAL - Slaves Mass World Fusion
FLYING LOTUS - Cosmogramma Jazz Related Electronica/Hip-Hop
JOÃO GILBERTO - João Gilberto Bossa Nova
JAMIROQUAI - Emergency on Planet Earth Acid Jazz
ESBJÖRN SVENSSON TRIO (E.S.T.) - Viaticum Nu Jazz
JAMIROQUAI - The Return of the Space Cowboy Acid Jazz | review permalink
YUSEF LATEEF - Eastern Sounds Post Bop
DAVE BRUBECK - Time Out Cool Jazz
HERMETO PASCOAL - Zabumbê-bum-á World Fusion
ASA TRIO - A Love Supreme, Live at Cafe Cultura Hard Bop
ESBJÖRN SVENSSON TRIO (E.S.T.) - Strange Place for Snow Nu Jazz
MASADA - א (Alef) Avant-Garde Jazz
JAGA JAZZIST - One-Armed Bandit Nu Jazz | review permalink
MILES DAVIS - Kind of Blue Cool Jazz
JOHN COLTRANE - Africa / Brass Hard Bop
JAMIROQUAI - Travelling Without Moving Acid Jazz
SEX MOB - Dime Grind Palace Nu Jazz

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Jazz Genre Nb. Rated Avg. rating
1 Acid Jazz 5 3.70
2 Hard Bop 5 4.20
3 Nu Jazz 4 4.13
4 Post Bop 3 4.83
5 World Fusion 3 4.50
6 Cool Jazz 2 4.25
7 Avant-Garde Jazz 2 3.75
8 Bossa Nova 1 5.00
9 Jazz Related Electronica/Hip-Hop 1 5.00

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JAGA JAZZIST One-Armed Bandit

Album · 2010 · Nu Jazz
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One of my favorite albums of 2010.

Combining electronic music, indie rock, Zappa-esque fusion and the post-rock spirit ever present in Jaga Jazzist's music, 'One-Armed Bandit' is a very catchy album, one of those records you'll play in its entirety every single day for a couple of months and then store it on your shelf until you feel you're in the mood to remember the great music you've heard.

'One-Armed Bandit' is a lot more complex (and groovier, even though that's a rare combination) than the previous Jaga albums. It's not as jazzier than the rest of the band's discography though; the synths are very proeminent and give this album a distinctive modern sound.

Pros: original music, amazing nusicianship, clear production, "Prognissekongen", the title track.

Cons: last 3 songs aren't as memorable as the others; "Toccata" is a bit too repetitive.



In resume, 4 well-earned stars, an excellent addition to any jazz fusion/nu jazz fan.

JAMIROQUAI The Return of the Space Cowboy

Album · 1994 · Acid Jazz
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I dare you not to tap your feet while listening to this album.



"The Return of the Space Cowboy" is a tremendous album by British acid-jazz/funk group Jamiroquai, led by singer Jay Kay. It's full of jamming, it's hallucinogenic, and has less faux-environmental political lyrics than the band's debut, yet it still managed to raise the 'quai's fanbase around the world.

So, here's my description of the music presented here: a mix of funk, jazz and rock featuring a hyperactive rhythm section (featuring thunderman extraordinaire Stuart Zender on bass), Fender Rhodes, nice brass lines, flute and the vocal talents of Jay Kay, who sounds somewhat too much like Stevie Wonder. Recommended to fans of jazz-funk and acid-jazz.



Highlights: Just Another Story, Stillness in Time, The Kids, Scam, Space Cowboy.

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