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Jazz but not jazz: the experimental fusion sound sweeping the UK scene

djmag.com
 2021-07-23

Cover picture for the articleIn the UK, new experimental sounds born from the jazz tradition are transforming the live experience. Fusing with mainstream genres like grime, hip-hop and reggae, the next generation of musicians are creating new soundscapes and reaching new audiences. It’s jazz but it’s not jazz. There are multiple driving factors, the first being the notion that the player is the instrument, by engaging all their life experiences, culture and heritage. The actual instrument then becomes one element in a toolbox enabling them to express every facet of their sound.

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