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Any smooth jazz lovers out there?

Postby vinyl master » 12 Jan 2018 21:37

OK, I may be going out on a limb here, but I'm not afraid to say that I dig smooth jazz...The genre as a whole and the artists within it may not make the critics' "Best Of" lists and while many of the artists may not be "critical darlings", that's not why I listen to smooth jazz...It's still ONE genre where true musicianship is favored over auto-tuned vocals and Pro Tools to achieve it's ends...And if you can't play it live, forget about it! We've talked about traditional jazz and the classics...Saxophone albums and all that...I happen to be a scholar of smooth and funky music and the history of smooth jazz...I was curious if any of you guys have any favorites in the genre...For me, this was the one that opened up the genre to my ears...

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Re: Any smooth jazz lovers out there?

Postby vinyl master » 12 Jan 2018 21:41

Only years later did I find out that it was a cover! :shock:

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Re: Any smooth jazz lovers out there?

Postby Tinkaroo » 12 Jan 2018 21:46

I like it too among other genres.

I've owned George Benson's Breezin since it first came out and still enjoy listening to it all these years later.
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Re: Any smooth jazz lovers out there?

Postby vinyl master » 12 Jan 2018 21:48

It's a classic, Tink...Soon, I discovered Spyro Gyra...

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Re: Any smooth jazz lovers out there?

Postby vinyl master » 12 Jan 2018 21:50

Then, it was on to the works of Larry Carlton...

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Re: Any smooth jazz lovers out there?

Postby vinyl master » 12 Jan 2018 21:52

Grover Washington, Jr.'s "Winelight" was a big hallmark for me...

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Re: Any smooth jazz lovers out there?

Postby vinyl master » 12 Jan 2018 21:53

And then, there was Chuck Mangione and this classic...

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Re: Any smooth jazz lovers out there?

Postby vinyl master » 12 Jan 2018 21:55

Soon, I heard all these GRP artists like Dave Grusin...

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Re: Any smooth jazz lovers out there?

Postby vinyl master » 12 Jan 2018 21:57

Of course, there were The Yellowjackets, too...

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Re: Any smooth jazz lovers out there?

Postby Tinkaroo » 12 Jan 2018 21:57

vinyl master wrote:It's a classic, Tink...Soon, I discovered Spyro Gyra...




Cool! I'll keep an eye out for some of their stuff.

It sounds vaguely familiar. Perhaps it was playing once when I was placed on hold for an hour, occasionally interrupted by "your call is important to us".

Just kidding! :lol:
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Re: Any smooth jazz lovers out there?

Postby vinyl master » 12 Jan 2018 22:01

The 80's were a wonderful time for smooth jazz, Tink...It was not all just "elevator music"...Vocal jazz started for me with these two...

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Re: Any smooth jazz lovers out there?

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Re: Any smooth jazz lovers out there?

Postby vinyl master » 12 Jan 2018 22:03

Later, as the 90's rolled on, Pat Metheny came in...

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Re: Any smooth jazz lovers out there?

Postby vinyl master » 12 Jan 2018 22:04

David Benoit...

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Re: Any smooth jazz lovers out there?

Postby vinyl master » 12 Jan 2018 22:05

Acoustic Alchemy...

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