Space jazz  

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"The early promise of jazz rock -- that electronics, ethnic influences and rock rhythms could expand the sonic and textural matrix of jazz-- degenerated into the vapidity of fusion." --Joel Lewis, The Wire #130

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Space jazz is a style of jazz music, mostly associated with the work of Sun Ra, an African-American jazz musician who purportedly believed that he was born on Saturn. Other monikers for similar genres include kozmigroov.

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