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Encyclopedia > Soul jazz

Soul jazz was a development of hard bop which incorporated strong blues and gospel influences in music for small groups featuring keyboards, especially the Hammond organ. Important soul jazz organists include Bill Doggett, Charles Earland, Richard "Groove" Holmes, Les McCann, "Brother" Jack McDuff, Jimmy McGriff, Lonnie Smith, Don Patterson, Jimmy Smith and Johnny Hammond Smith. Tenor saxophone was also important in soul jazz; important soul jazz tenors include Gene Ammons, Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, Eddie Harris, Houston Person, and Stanley Turrentine. Also player Lou Donaldson was also an important figure. Hard bop is an extension of bebop (bop) music which incorporates influences from rhythm and blues, gospel music, and blues, especially in the saxophone and piano playing. ... The blues is a vocal and instrumental form of music based on a pentatonic scale and a characteristic twelve-bar chord progression. ... For the genre of Christian-themed music, see gospel music. ... The Hammond organ is an electric organ which was designed and built by Laurens Hammond in April 1935. ... Bill Doggett (February 16, 1916 _ November 13, 1996) was an American jazz and rhythm and blues pianist and organist. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Richard Arnold (Groove) Holmes (1931 – 1991) was an American jazz organist who performed in the soul jazz genre. ... Les McCann (September 23, 1935, Lexington, KY) is jazzman who saw a great of success as a crossover artist. ... Lonnie Smith is an U.S. baseball player born December 22, 1955 in Chicago, Illinois. ... Don Paterson (born 1963) is a Scottish poet and musician who was awarded the T. S. Eliot Prize for poetry for the second time in six years in 2004, and having already won the poetry category narrowly missed the same years Whitbread Prize. ... This article refers to Jimmy Smith the jazz musician. ... Saxophones of different sizes play in different registers. ... Eugene Jug Ammons (April 14, 1925 - August 6, 1974) was an American jazz tenor saxophone player, and the son of boogie-woogie pianist Albert Ammons. ... Edward Davis (March 2, 1922 - November 3, 1986), who performed and recorded as Eddie Lockjaw Davis, was an American jazz tenor saxophonist. ... Eddie Harris (October 20, 1934–November 5, 1996), was an American jazz tenor saxophonist. ... Houston Person (born 1934) is an American jazz tenor saxophonist and record producer. ... Stanley William Turrentine (1934 – 2000) was an American jazz tenor saxophonist. ... Lou Donaldson (born 1926) is a jazz alto saxophonist. ...


Unlike hard bop, soul jazz generally emphasized repetitive grooves and melodic hooks, and improvisations were often less complex than in other jazz styles. Hard bop is an extension of bebop (bop) music which incorporates influences from rhythm and blues, gospel music, and blues, especially in the saxophone and piano playing. ... Improvisation is the act of making something up as it is performed. ...


Probably the best known soul jazz recording is Ramsey Lewis's "The In Crowd," a major hit of 1965. Soul jazz was developed in the late 1950s, and was perhaps most popular in the early 1970s, though many soul jazz performers, and elements of the music, remain popular. Ramsey Emmanuel Lewis, Jr. ... 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ... // Events and trends This map shows two essential global spheres during the Cold War in 1959. ... The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, inclusive. ...


Soul music is only distantly related to soul jazz – it arose from gospel and blues rather than from jazz sources. Soul music is a combination of rhythm and blues and gospel which began in the late 1950s in the United States. ... Gospel music may refer either to the religious music that first came out of African-American churches in the 1930s or, more loosely, to both black gospel music and to the religious music composed and sung by white southern Christian artists. ... The blues is a vocal and instrumental form of music based on a pentatonic scale and a characteristic twelve-bar chord progression. ...


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Soul jazz - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (284 words)
Soul jazz was a development of hard bop which incorporated strong blues and gospel influences in music for small groups featuring keyboards, especially the Hammond organ.
Soul jazz was developed in the late 1950s, and was perhaps most popular in the early 1970s, though many soul jazz performers, and elements of the music, remain popular.
Soul music is only distantly related to soul jazz – it arose from gospel and blues rather than from jazz sources.
Acid jazz - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1720 words)
Acid jazz (also known as groove jazz or more recently club jazz) is a musical genre that combines jazz influences with elements of soul music, funk, disco and also nineties english dance music, particularly repetitive beats and modal harmony.
His incredible knowledge of everything from northern soul to funk, jazz dance to all things latin allied with his inspired live conga playing soon got him noticed however and he eventually signed for Acid Jazz in 1989 staying with the label for 8 years and 5 albums.
Tears Inside is a fine laid back soulful track with a hint of underlying menace that deserves its place amongst the more obvious tracks from the Heavies, JTQ et al as a sign yet again of the forward thinking ethos of the label.
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