"Jazz" music is a genre of music that originated in African American communities, particularly in the southern United States, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. It is characterized by its improvisation, syncopated rhythms, and use of various musical forms such as the blues and swing. Jazz music also features a wide range of instruments such as trumpet, saxophone, piano, bass and drums.

Jazz music is known for its improvisation which means that musicians play and create music on the spot, in the moment, without a previously written score. This improvisation is often based on the melody and chords of a song, but the musicians are free to add their own twists and turns to the music.

Jazz has evolved throughout the years and has many subgenres such as New Orleans jazz, swing, bebop, hard bop, cool jazz, modal jazz, free jazz, fusion jazz, and smooth jazz.

Jazz music has had a significant influence on various other genres such as rock, blues, and R&B, and it is known for its sophisticated harmonies, complex rhythms, and virtuosic musicianship. Jazz music is still an active and vital genre and many jazz musicians continue to push the boundaries of the music and create new styles and subgenres.

Free Jazz music

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Off-center feeling film noir-like piece with a continually changing time signature. "Something is amiss on the streets. My job is to figure that out."
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Just your everyday 12 bar blues jam. This one is exhausting to play. No MIDI keyboards were injured during the recording of this piece; darn close, though. This piece was written for a Patreon sponsor's project.
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A cool sort of background cop beat track. A full <A HREF=" http://store.payloadz.com/go?id=2077241">uncompressed version of this piece is available here!</A>
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The electric piano alternates between playing the rhythm and creating a sliding melody, while trumpets sound in the background, sometimes stealing the melody. The percussion makes for a toe-tapping good time. This is useful for the closing segment of a TV show, game, or transition. Cleanly loopable.
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Cool background jazz sound with additional mechanical clicks and beeping.
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What's the difference between a dead frog in the road, and a dead trombone player in the road? The frog was probably going to a gig! Hah! Get it? Well... it took me 8 years to get it, so let me explain. When you go out hunting frogs, that is...
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Lumbering tuba-driven tune with heavy back beat appropriate for character underscore. Ends Abruptly.
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A guitar based beat with lots of juicy siney synths complementing the stiff drums.
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Sad and smooth; Think 1950's detective film.
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Funky mystical music. Jazz'y elements.
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Sad and smooth; Think 1950's detective film.
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Horn Section with a couple of solos. Nice hook, and the upright bass is beautiful.
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Hideously happy and funky Latin piece with jazz elements! Nice trombone solo. Lots of auxiliary percussion.
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A jazz-fusion track with Latin, Funk, and Hip hop elements.