[acid-jazz] Re: I may be the person who coined the term Acid Jazz!

From: Padilla, John E. <jpadilla_at_utep.edu>
Date: Sun, 26 Mar 2006 14:12:01 -0700

If I remember correctly his version of the story is spelled out in the liner notes to the Impulse comp Roots of Acid Jazz.
I don't have the notes in front of me though...


From: acid-jazz-l-bounces_at_postmaster.ucsd.edu on behalf of alan pelz-sharpe
Sent: Sat 3/25/2006 7:20 PM
To: acid-jazz-l_at_postmaster.ucsd.edu
Subject: [acid-jazz] I may be the person who coined the term Acid Jazz!

I have joked for years that I may have been the guy who came up with the term. If I am not then I played a small part at least :-)
I was the exec producer for a TV program (that never went to production) call the The Deeper Groove. The proposal was with Channel 4 in the UK and NHK in Japan - sadly the production company went bust before we could get it off the ground.
The show was to have been a showcase for the emerging music scene - with everything from Airto (who was enjoying a big Jazz Funk revival) the music from the pirates such as Kiss and Solar, African (which was really big at the time), but particulary the jazz dance mix that Gilles Peterson was playing at Camden - Talking Loud and Saying Something etc.
Gilles was to be the presenter of the show and he and I were in a studio in Soho discussing the program outline and making a demo tape for the TV companies.
In that discussion we played around with how to label what was happening - particularly what we were calling Jazz Dance and the Jazz Funk Scene - that Gilles was coming out of.
I remember jokingly saying why not Acid Jazz to jump on the Acid House bandwagon that was just starting - and then it seemed to stick........

Well that's my story at least, would love to hear Gilles version. I just bought his Gilles loves America Album - superb, but have not spoken with him since those days...
Received on 2006-03-26 23:22:46