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Jazz standards are musical compositions that are an important part of the musical repertoire of jazz musicians, in that they are widely known, performed, and recorded by jazz musicians, and widely known by listeners. There is no definitive list of jazz standards, and the list of songs deemed to be standards changes over time. Songs included in major fake book publications (sheet music collections of popular tunes) and jazz reference works offer a rough guide to which songs are considered standards.
Acid jazz, also known as club jazz, is a music genre that combines elements of funk, soul, hip hop, as well as jazz and disco. Acid jazz originated in clubs in London during the 1980s with the rare groove movement and spread to the United States, Japan, Eastern Europe, and Brazil.
Stylistic origins: Funk; soul; disco; jazz fusion; ...
Derivative forms: Nu jazz; nu-funk; trip hop
Cultural origins: 1980s, United Kingdom
Smooth jazz is a commercially oriented, crossover jazz which came to prominence in the 1980s, displacing the more venturesome jazz fusion from which it emerged. It avoids the improvisational "risk-taking" of jazz fusion, emphasising melodic form and much of the music was initially "a combination of jazz with easy-listening pop music and lightweight
During the mid-1970s in the United States it was known as "smooth radio", and was not termed "smooth jazz" until the 1980s
Stylistic Origins : jazz fusion, pop, rhythm & blues and Funk