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The smooth jazz thread
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Smooth jazz is a style of music that evolved from a blend of jazz fusion and easy listening pop music, featuring a polished pop feel with little to no jazz improvisation. The genre arose in the mid-1970s in the United States, but it was not named "smooth jazz" until the 1980s.

Traditional jazz players and jazz purists rejected the style. As an example of this, the “Sound Investment” column of Jazz Journal, November 1999, stated that it “would cover an extremely wide spectrum of jazz styles” while avoiding smooth jazz.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smooth_jazz


Considering the lack of support from the traditional jazz community, I have always wished for the style be given its own unique term to reflect its distinctiveness. However, since the label “smooth jazz” has been used for decades, it is now something we are stuck with for the foreseeable future.


Smooth jazz is relaxing and uplifting. The music is a breath of fresh air in this troubled world.


Enjoy the thread!



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Nelson Rangell - Another Way




Brian Culbertson - Together Tonight




Peter White - Caravan Of Dreams




Dave Koz - You Make Me Smile




Paul Hardcastle (featuring Helen Rogers) - Feeling Blue





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Chris Botti – Irresistible Bliss




Ken Ross & Yan – Not Over You

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Cecile Bredie - The Autumn Leaves




Warren Hill - Tell Me All Your Secrets

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Marc Antoine - Mediterraneo





Brenda Russell - I Know You By Heart

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Ricky Peterson - Take My Heart Away




Kenny G - End Of The Night

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Shakatak - Light On My Life




Lonnie Liston Smith - Quiet Moments

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St. Project - L.A. Sunset




Steve Oliver - I Know

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Chuck Loeb - Breathe Again





Steve Cole - When I Think Of You

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Lee Ritenour - Night Rhythms




Alice Russell (featuring Nature Boy) - Sweet Is The Air

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Barrio - Maravilhoso (featuring Stefania Dipierro)




Chieli Minucci - Anything And Everything

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Fattburger - Soothing




Tom Scott - You Mean Everything (To Me)

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