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Originating Location: US

Originating Era: Late 1950s


Key Artists

  • Bill Doggett
  • Charles Earland
  • Richard "Groove" Holmes
  • Les McCann
  • "Brother" Jack McDuff
  • Jimmy McGriff
  • Lonnie Smith
  • Don Patterson
  • Jimmy Smith
  • Johnny Hammond Smith
  • Gene Ammons
  • Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis
  • Eddie Harris
  • Houston Person
  • Stanley Turrentine
  • Lou Donaldson
  • Ramsey Lewis

Key Albums

  • Ramsey Lewis - The "In" Crowd

Genre Description

An extensionof Hard Bop, Soul Jazz has more in common with Jazz than Soul. Typically created from locked grooves rather than complex improvisiations, it came from Blues and Gospel influences as applied to Jazz (where straight Soul didn't have Jazz come into it hardly at all). Most Soul Jazz combos were relatively small and often used keys and horns as their focal points. The heyday was in the 1950s to the 1970s, but it is still alive today.

Soul Jazz is also the name of a label, Soul Jazz.

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