by AAJ Staff
It took a a while to happen--no thanks, neo-cons--but the most important musical invention for jazz since '70s jazz/rock fusion came with the onset of hip hop (and its corrollary, electronica) in the '90s. It's taken some time for improvised music to fully absorb the concepts of sampling and electronic studio manipulation, but that's not because the jazz world hasn't been trying. Mostly the joyous noise just fell on deaf(ened) ears.
Keyboardist Wayne Horwitz first rose to prominence ...read more