Jazz funk compositions and samples from the 1970s were more widely used by British musicians and DJs, which helped the genre take off. This type of electronic music is said to have been pioneered by Jills Peterson, who is also credited with coining the term “acid jazz”. However, this name has not gained popularity abroad; in the United States, for example, the terms “club jazz” or “groove jazz” are more commonly used.
The popularity of acid jazz music may have peaked in the early to mid-1990s. This type of music includes jazz-infused hip-hop and the jazz-funk of the 1990s, as well as dance music with jazz elements. Since acid jazz’s popularity began to wane in the mid-1990s, nu jazz has continued the genre’s tradition.
Another story claims that English singer Chris Bangs, known for his performances with the duo “Soundscape UK”, was the one who came up with the name.One of the best-known acid jazz bands and artists is Groove Collective, which includes Jamiroquai, Brand New Heavies, Guru, and Incognito. Some in the music business believe that Acid Jazz was the beginning of the brilliant career of the now famous trio Medeski, Martin and Wood, who are considered the forerunners of modern avant-garde.