To which sub-genre of jazz belongs Ed Motta’s Dondi?
Is it pop jazz? Smooth jazz? Or anything else?
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This is jazz-funk, a combination of a laid-back jazz sensibility with a funk instrumentation and groove. It's quite distant from traditional jazz.
Jazz-funk is a subgenre 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.