This week, it's the many flavors of America's great art form. Jazz. For more than a century this style of music has refused strict categorization. From Bop to Rag, Funk to Swing the cool sounds of Jazz are always mixing with and attaching itself to other genres. Today the polyrhythms, syncopation, and blue notes blend seamlessly with electronic beats, bass and melody. Exploring this musical confluence are Avatar, Psychedelicious, Sharon Robinson, Chillerstadt, Groove Inc and Beatropolis. We'll begin in Kerry, Ireland where James Kennedy and Tony O'Flaherty have created a fusion of 70's Dub Reggae and Jazz. Where King Tubby meets Gil Evans. This is 'Summa Iru Dub'
Find more from this brilliant band at www.amarumusic.net Jazz has long dark history of wine, women and junk. Here is Psychedelicious and 'Drunk'
Hear more at www.archive.org The Blues informs Grammy-winner Sharon Robinson work. From her 'Everybody Knows' CD this is 'Party for the Lonely'
Discover Sharon's collaborations with Leonard Cohen at www.myspace.com/sharonrobinsonmusic Chillerstadt returns to the show with Michael Fulte on Contrabass and Wolfram Zitt on Fluegelhorn at the 'Seven Eleven'
Look to www.chillerstadt.com for more This is Groove Inc. with ‘Just Jazz"
Hear more at dustedwax.org or www.myspace.com/masterofdagroove San Francisco's Beatropolis closes this episode of Idyllic Music with a track that called 'Autumn Breeze'
There are many great tracks to hear at www.beatropolis.net This podcast can be heard in more than 100 countries. Look for the list at myspace.com/idyllic music
Thanks for listening. I'm Jim Nye.