Funk Jazz

Funk Jazz could mean a number of things, but what we tried to capture in our preset was more of the big band jazz with funky influences rather than the more hardcore Funk Jazz of Miles Davis in the seventies. When you play on this preset you should have the middle as your starting point since some instruments play very fast when you go to the right and others play fast when you go to the left. Turn the brass section on and off for some fat riffs.


From English Wikipedia about Jazz Jazz:


Jazz-funk is a sub genre of jazz music characterized by a strong back beat (groove), electrified sounds and an early 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, jazz riffs, and jazz solos, and sometimes soul vocals.

Jazz-funk 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 neither entirely overlap with jazz-funk. Notably jazz-funk is less vocal, more arranged and featured more improvisation than soul jazz, and retains a strong feel of groove and R&B versus some of the jazz fusion production.