R&B; and funk influenced jazz that is usually considered a very "poppy" and commercial form of the genre. Usually very downtempo and mellow, and features prominent bass. Almost always instrumental. Melodies are usually made with saxophones, but may also include trumpets, clarinets or oboes. Synthesizers and electronic drums are very common. The style appeared in the late 80s to the early 90s. Not to be confused with easy listening.