"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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Jazzy! Gumshoe-y! Mystery-y! I suck at making adjectives. Who needs adjectives anyway! I'm fine without adjectives. How fine without adjectives, you may ask? I can't say - as that would require some sort of descriptor! And I don't need descriptors in my writings... Maybe one... tiny little... NO! What am...
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Nice little non-offending light jazz piece for vibes. Uncompressed AIFF version, along with solo tracks are <A HREF="http://store.payloadz.com/go?id=1797890 ">available for purchase here</A>. The purchase is media only; it is not a license.
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This one got turned up to 11. I started producing this as a parody... then I really started liking it, so I guess it is a pastiche now? Oh, man... I wish there was an allowance for pastiche in copyright like there is for parody.
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Eerie and mystery background music with slow LoFi hip hop rhythms, piano jazz chords and elecric piano solo and trumpet solos, ideal composition in dark and suspense situations and scenes in films, tv series and other productions with similar eerie feelings.
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This is cool. You can walk into a dinner party, grab a glass of prosecco, kiss the host, then casually defuse a large bomb one second before the timer runs out. That level of cool. Maybe you're not that cool, but if you adopt this as your personal theme tune,...
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Spritely little jazz hybrid piece.This tempo has about the most drive possible for this piece. Available in 2 other versions (slower, and elevator). This version cleanly loops.
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The scene is set for a surreptitious heist or furtive affair. The fingered acoustic bass sounds woody and dark while playing against the light cymbals and the vibrant electric piano and trumpet. The individual instruments have a slight battle for dominance, but the persistence of the slick styled bass ultimately...
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Sort of Spanish, sort of Tom Waits. This one is hard to classify.
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A piece of music from a more elegant time, 1940. This is a beautiful slow piece that will make you want to pick up some champagne and go off slow dancing with people... or penguins. I like penguins. And now some searchable words: Big Band. 1940s. Forties. Formal Party. Penguin...
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Fast-paced and frenetic, the acoustic bass plays in every register available to the instrument, while the drum kit is chaotic and harried. You know... Bebop.<BR>
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Up-tempo 2-piano combo (with bass and drums). Dark in the choruses - lighter in the middle sections.
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Sad and smooth; Think 1950's detective film.
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This is the music playing at the slightly-too-nice cafe - while you pretend to be rational while discussing who gets to keep which snakes in the divorce. I mean, the snakes don't really seem to care... they just hang out in the drawers most of the time. And you kind...
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Hey buddy, that is quite the sack of onions you have! If I had a sack of onions like that, I'd be happier than a tree on Arbor Day! Everyone wants to get their hand in an onion sack like that. Me? I like a nice purple onion, but you...