Smooth Jazz

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  1. 1962FenderStrat

    1962FenderStrat Senior Member

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    Anybody here dig Smooth jazz?

    Personally, I find it being the most interesting music to jam over. There are so many great ones out there. And I'm talking about contemporary Smooth jazz, like Walter Beasley, Boney James, Norman Brown, Bob Baldwin, Michael Lington, Fourplay, Chuck Loeb, Kim Waters, Everette Harp, The Rippingtons etc etc.

    Watching a live smooth jazz concert with great musicians is the best you can see live, IMO :rimshot
     
  2. Frosty

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    Yeah. It is my favorite format. Unfortunately in my area, a smooth jazz type band can't get much work at all.
     
  3. 1962FenderStrat

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    If you go straight south a couple of hours from where you are at I'm sure you will find plenty of work :)
     
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    Make at least half of my income as a full-time musician playing Smooth Jazz ...
     
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    One of my favorite styles.
    Unfortunately I only get to play a couple times a month with some friends that are into Jazz
     
  6. lespaul6

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    smooth jazz kicks major ass!! I love it.. I'm im a hard rock guy. There must be a common thread in the musicianship, the respect for practice and learning how to play well etc..
     
  7. 1962FenderStrat

    1962FenderStrat Senior Member

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    you can't beat a clean Strat tone over a nice smooth jazz groove, a la Chuck Loeb etc.
     
  8. DrumBob

    DrumBob Gold Supporting Member

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    In a word, no.
     
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    LOL, I was waiting for the bashers to show up.
     
  10. Lucidology

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    No kidding...
    Unfortunately ... it's one of the only places you will often hear this happen now days ....

    Of course not ... none of your guitar heros mentioned in your sig play it...
    However... a great deal of my guitar heros do .. lol
     
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    Yeah, same here I have a shortcut to Jazzradio.com and bounce back between that, and Latin Jazz..man those guys can lay down a groove and count out some complicated time sigs. Here's something for a quiet moment http://youtu.be/ENMhFrV9qaw
     
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    Can you recommend a few CDs as good starting points? Thanks!
     
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    Well I have been browsing You tube music and picking out anything that catches my ear, and save it as a shortcut, and then go to I-tunes and buy it, and make up my own mix. Jazzradio.com names the song and performer, so keep a pen and note pad handy, Enjoy.
     
  14. major-minor

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    I love jamming to smooth jazz! Just turn some on and play. Probably the most fun I have playing.

    Would LOVE to play it out live but........do not see that happening around my parts.
     
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    Well, bully for you. Like whatever you want to like.
     
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    What made smooth jazz a short listen for me back in the 90's...Kenny G...Smooth jazz just sounds really dated to me and not terribly interesting, compared to straight ahead jazz,fusion or funk...

    But hey, to each their own. If you love it, great! Keep listening, that is the beauty of music. We don;t all have to like the same stuff...
     
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    Sorry that humor went over your head ... but that's OK
    Yeah, let's like whatever we like for sure ...
     
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    I like smooth jazz alot. I play with a great trumpet player in a R&B band and he and I try to jazz up our stuff. Way cool.
     
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    I feel like this is a support group. I adore r&b and smooth jazz, I just dont know anyone else who likes it. some of the funkiest music around.
     
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    Ha Ha. That's a great quote:

    "I love smooth jazz, I just don't know anyone else who does".
     

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