Jazz Funk

Jazz-funk is a subgenre of jazz music characterized by a strong back beat (groove), electrified sound and a prevalence of analog synthesizers. The integration of funk, soul, and R&B music and styles into jazz resulted in the creation of a genre whose spectrum is quite wide and ranges from strong jazz improvisation to soul, funk or disco with jazz arrangements, riffs and solos.

It is primarily an American genre, where it was popular throughout the 1970s and the early 1980s, but it also achieved noted appeal on the club-circuit in England during the mid-1970s. Similar genres include soul jazz and jazz fusion, but jazz-funk is less vocal, more arranged and features more improvisation than soul jazz, and retains a strong feel of groove and R&B.

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