Jazzanova

Jazzanova

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German DJ and producer collective in electronic fusion music from Berlin, Hamburg and Munich.

Started as a DJ team in 1995 and moved on to production in 1996. In 1998, they founded a collective (a formless group of musicians, producers and DJ's) as well as running and operating a label, both under the name Sonar Kollektiv.
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Jazzanova Discography

Albums

Jazzanova In Between (Album) Jazzanova Compost Records (JCR) US 2002 Sell This Version
Jazzanova Of All The Things (Album) Verve Records, Universal Music Group Japan 2008 Sell This Version
Jazzanova With Band And Paul Randolph Jazzanova With Band And Paul Randolph - Funkhaus Studio Sessions (Album) Sonar Kollektiv Germany 2012 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Jazzanova Jazzanova EP (EP) Jazzanova Compost Records (JCR) Germany 1997 Sell This Version
Jazzanova Jazzanova EP 2 (EP) Jazzanova Compost Records (JCR) Germany 1998 Sell This Version
UR12 039 Jazzanova Vs. Har-You Percussion Group* / Carl Craig Vs. Johnny Blas Jazzanova Vs. Har-You Percussion Group* / Carl Craig Vs. Johnny Blas - The New Latinaires #3(12", Ltd) Ubiquity UR12 039 US 1999 Sell This Version
Jazzanova / Beatless Jazzanova / Beatless - The New Latinaires #2 Ubiquity US 1998 Sell This Version
PAN 99002 Liquid Lounge vs. Jazzanova Liquid Lounge vs. Jazzanova - Liquid Lounge vs. Jazzanova(12") Pantongue PAN 99002 Germany 1999 Sell This Version
BOM1201 Soul Bossa Trio vs. Jazzanova Soul Bossa Trio vs. Jazzanova - Words Of Love (Re-Loved By Jazzanova)(12") Bomba Recordings BOM1201 Germany 1999 Sell This Version
Jazzanova That Night / Days To Come Jazzanova Compost Records (JCR) Germany 2001 Sell This Version
Jazzanova Reworks From Japan Jazzanova Compost Records (JCR) Germany 2001 Sell This Version
JCR 027-2 Jazzanova No Use(CD, Maxi) Jazzanova Compost Records (JCR) JCR 027-2 Germany 2001 Sell This Version
Jazzanova Soon (Maxi) Jazzanova Compost Records (JCR) Germany 2002 Sell This Version
Jazzanova Another New Day / L.O.V.E. And You & I (EP, Single) Ropeadope Records US 2002 Sell This Version
AICP 256 Jazzanova In Between EP(CD, EP) SMEJ Associated Records AICP 256 Japan 2002 Sell This Version
Jazzanova Atjazzanovâme Sonar Kollektiv Germany 2004 Sell This Version
WWEXCL2 Jazzanova / Outlines Jazzanova / Outlines - Gilles Peterson Worldwide Exclusives 2(10", Promo) Talkin' Loud WWEXCL2 UK 2004 Sell This Version
SK032 Jazzanova Let Your Heart Be Free(12") Sonar Kollektiv SK032 Europe 2004 Sell This Version
SK087PROMO J-Nova* Hey Baby!(12", S/Sided, Ltd, Promo) Sonar Kollektiv SK087PROMO Germany 2005 Sell This Version
SK092EP Jazzanova ...Broad Casting(12") Sonar Kollektiv SK092EP Germany 2006 Sell This Version
SK094 Jazzanova Boom Clicky Boom Klack(12") Sonar Kollektiv SK094 Germany 2006 Sell This Version
SK125 Jazzanova Feat. Thief Jazzanova Feat. Thief - The Sirens' Call(7", S/Sided) Sonar Kollektiv SK125 Germany 2006 Sell This Version
Jazzanova Let Me Show Ya (Single) Verve Records Germany 2008 Sell This Version
Jazzanova Feat. Ben Westbeech Jazzanova Feat. Ben Westbeech - I Can See (Single) Verve Records Germany 2008 Sell This Version
SK184 Jazzanova Belle Et Fou EP(12", EP) Sonar Kollektiv SK184 Germany 2008 Sell This Version

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mDup

mDup

August 30, 2006
edited over 10 years ago
Jazzanova (and their label Sonar Kollektiv) is the common denominator of what beats and sounds and sophisticates. How they, just as an example, turn an acapalla like 'song of will' into a symphony of nu-jazz (what's in a name?) is unbelievable. But, just believe it: from old germany jazz to happy fat freddy's drop, there is no way to escape quality unless you want to run away from Jazzanova.
jaxxalude

jaxxalude

December 23, 2003
Where must one start? Jazzanova are, undoubtedly, one of the most important dance/electronic projects of the last ten years, tagging, like no others before, the so-much dreaded "nu-jazz" tag. They, along with record label Compost (for which they record and own their own sub-imprint, Jazzanova Compost Records, or JCR), set the template for most of the black music rooted dance/electronica that has been being made in the past couple of years. They were also one of the first ptojects to bring some world music awareness to dance music, bringing in elements of Latin and African music and, in the process, showing that dance music itself is something that almost exists since the dawn of times. But, in truth, Jazzanova are a very eclectic bunch, and they are as capable of making Latin-influenced jams, as well as very electronic-sounding 4/4 house joints. All in all, Jazzanova prove that knowing your music (and especially, knowing it in very different styles) can be important by the time you create your own thing.
And, of course, let's not forget that Jazzanova, along with Kruder & Dorfmeister, also brought the art of remixing to a new and refreshing stage. In many cases, their remixes are so much that as almost new creations in themselves, sometimes completely turning the original tunes upside down. In some cases, that approach can even turn what was originally dull and turn it into a dancefloor stomper or a great chill-out vibe.
In short: Jazzanova is an essential name for anyone who likes music. Any kind of music, really.

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