No other music genre is as complex and multi-faceted as jazz. Seen by many as a true American classic, and with roots in the late 20th century African-American community of New Orleans, jazz music has branched into a wide range of musical directions. Traditionalists will find what they're looking for in bebop, swing, cool or traditional jazz. Fans of experimental styles can get into free jazz, which sometimes breaks music conventions entirely. Bluegrass combines jazz with country music elements (the use of banjo is characteristic), acid jazz and electric jazz open up modern influences and feature the use of synthesizers and drum computers, for instance. The jazz loops & samples on Producer Planet represent these many facets of the genre and are an exciting resource for pop, hip-hop and dance producers who aren't afraid to think outside of the box.