Saï dew
Orages Ordinaires

In all honesty, this is the first Nu Jazz post ever to appear here on The Music Ninja. In fact, we don’t even have a Jazz category built into the site! Don’t get us wrong, it’s not that we wouldn’t post any, it’s just that it doesn’t really ever come up. Until today, that is.

Coming to us via one of our most favorite forms of musical discovery (a friendly IM from a fellow music nerd), we were instantly transported to a dark, smokey jazz club within seconds of pressing play. Aside from the lack of lush, red velvet curtains and classic cocktails, we had everything else we needed to help set up that imaginary atmosphere. “Orages Ordinaires” is the song that provided this lovely day dream, and it’s crafted by french electronic jazz outfit Sai Dew.

Using classical jazz instruments and stylings layered over buzzing electronic basslines and synths, this foursome has crafted something that transcends time and generations, seamlessly fusing together past and present. Members Julien Megevand (electronic), Yannick Jacquet (keyboards, clarinet, vocals), Louis Genoud (trumpet, cello), and Matis Regnault (bass) escape the boundaries of both genre’s norms, creating something that flirts with associations of Pretty Lights, and something you’d hear at your favorite local jazz club.

With only 250 facebook likes, we’re pretty sure this is the first you’ve heard of these guys, and once you listen, we’re pretty sure this won’t be the last.

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