#1
I really enjoy funk music and am trying to get into jazz but I do not know where to go for a more modern twist on these genres. I also would like some tips on composing for these 2 genres so any information on chords, beat accentuation, bass lines, leads, etc. would be wonderful .
Note: I don't want something as far out or spacey as The Mars Volta I know they use these two genres in their music but I dont want that type of modern sound to it. A more conventional yet modern sound would suffice. .
Last edited by mtgold83 at Nov 10, 2009,
#2
soul coughing.

broke up in the 90's but i still call it modern jazz. with such great songs as, "sugar free jazz" and "super bon bon"
#4
You probably already listen to them, but RHCP, like them or not, use funk influences in many of their songs.
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#5
Ehh rhcp... Listen to sly and the family stone.. Or parliment funkadelic. As for modern jazz listen to Christian Scott or hadrien feraud or some hiromi uehara
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#6
Quote by guitar999111
You probably already listen to them, but RHCP, like them or not, use funk influences in many of their songs.


Sorry, but RHCP is not funk. Its hard rock with some slapped basslines.

TS, I recommend Jaco Pastorius
#7
^ you could definitely get some ideas on playing "funk" from the Red Hot Chili Peppers. What was said is that they have funk influences...... and it's true.


Quote by mtgold83
I really enjoy funk music and am trying to get into jazz but I do not know where to go for a more modern twist on these genres. I also would like some tips on composing for these 2 genres so any information on chords, beat accentuation, bass lines, leads, etc. would be wonderful .
Note: I don't want something as far out or spacey as The Mars Volta I know they use these two genres in their music but I dont want that type of modern sound to it. A more conventional yet modern sound would suffice. .


It took a few seconds to get this page by typing in "modern funk" in google.

http://www.angelfire.com/ks/funk1/modern.html
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Last edited by GuitarMunky at Nov 10, 2009,
#8
Some of Joe Satriani's music could give a new look at jazz. Also, Blues Saraceno is really good.
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#9
the funky side of fusion
tribal tech, mezzo forte, chick corea elektrik band etc.
as for modern jazz have a look at ratko zjaca, duoduo or chicks older work
#10
No guitar - but it's worth listening to some Tower of Power stuff...transcribing some of their stuff would be a brilliant exercise.
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#11
Not necessarily "modern" but your standards, but if you want music that heavily influenced the direction of both funk and jazz, I highly recommend picking up some Herbie Hancock. Try out his album Head Hunters especially.
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#12
Um, I don't know much about both genres myself, but I was listening to the jazz radio on last.fm and found Jaga Jazzist. Some really nice stuff right there.
#13
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Not necessarily "modern" but your standards, but if you want music that heavily influenced the direction of both funk and jazz, I highly recommend picking up some Herbie Hancock. Try out his album Head Hunters especially.


+100 Getting into himat the moment, awesome, also the album secrets, the track "doin it" bing one of my favourites at the moment.
#15
Check out some Greg Howe, its jazz/fusion rock instrumental playing and it has a pretty funky vibe. whatever the case, its amazing, the album Introspection changed my life
#17
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Brad Mehldau and Kurt Rosenwinkel are always good modern jazz guys.

Brad Mehldau is a brilliant pianist, but I don't think he has the 'modern twist' TS is looking for.
#18
Bela Fleck and the Flecktones is also a good one. Some REAL ridiculous bass work.
#19
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Sorry, but RHCP is not funk. Its hard rock with some slapped basslines.

TS, I recommend Jaco Pastorius


As many people have said, RHCP do have a lot of funk influences. And if you're going with Modern jazz/funk with Pastorius you need to do some updating.

On Topic, Yeah some (just some) Bela Fleck and the Flecktones. Try some Jamiroquai in terms of modern funk, poppy but very modern and funky, in the same way some Dave Matthews Band stuff is quite Jazzy but very poppy.

If you wanna go well out there check out some Squarepusher, drum an bass mixed with slap bass and jazz.
#20
The best album to get into jazz: Kind of Blue - Miles Davis

and +1 to Bela Fleck. You'll jizz your pants when you listen to some of that stuff.
#21
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Brad Mehldau is a brilliant pianist, but I don't think he has the 'modern twist' TS is looking for.
I figured the novelty of him doing Oasis would be enough for TS, lol.
#22
Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band is pretty modern jazz.
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