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Smooth Jazz......

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  1. chaos4001

    chaos4001 Thread Starter

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    Wow. This seems like a weird place to ask about this. Anyway, I got hold of a Jeff Lorber album recently and really liked it. I've always liked jazz but I think that the words get in the way of the music sometimes and I really like to just hear the music without someone singing.

    I also happen to be a big fan of both Frank Sinatra and Bobby Darrin, and I really like the "big band sound".

    Knowing these tastes, could someone recommend to me some cool artists? Thanks a lot!
     
  2. bonzobob999

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    Confusing, you like the music but the singing gets in the way........but your a great fan of Frankie :D not many Sinatra tracks without singing;) but I agree never the less. (y)

    I know little of jazz but enjoy some of it, can't stand modern jazz(n)
    My father was a great James Last fan, had a stack of records that stood 3ft high. I myself like Ramsey Lewis.....have you tried them?
     
  3. chaos4001

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    Well... Sinatra and Darrin... yes, they sing, but there's just something about their style....

    Anyway, I've heard good things about Ramsey Lewis... he was one of those names that I could remember. I guess I'll look into him. Any more suggestions? Anyone?
     
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    Gary Mulligan, Stan Getz, Shorty Rogers, Dizzy Gillespe, Thelonious Monk, Joe Passeleque or Joe Pass, Gene Krupa, Artie Shaw, Stan Kenton Band, Duke Ellington, Benny Goodmans Band, Charlie (Byrd) Parker.....I'm not sure on all the spellings, but my memory has these on hand, and they are a mixture of soft jazz, jazz, and big band musucians
     
  5. bonzobob999

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    I might have a look into some of these myself, maybe hang around this thread for a spell to.
     
  6. chaos4001

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    Mmm... Duke Ellington, there's another familiar name.
     
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    smooth jazz or "beyond" jazz?

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  8. poochee

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    There are different types of Jazz. I am a fan of "Smooth Jazz". In that genre you will find artists like Peter White, Simply Red, Praful, etc. I suggest you GOOGLE smooth jazz and you will find many groups.

    This link describes what smooth jazz is. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smooth_jazz
     
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    I would think the music I like is of the Smooth variety, although I like Fusion pretty well.
     
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    The music world is very large. I like most types of music, including foreign music. I don't limit myself to the pop of the day, and I never did, even as a teen-ager. It is good to explore all types of music.
     
  12. HenryVI

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    I know nothing about jazz except the kind they play on the radio sucks....... it isn't the old stuff (even hough I've never heard any old stuff).

    Agreed with the quote. I never thought I would like Bob Marley and I find he is a superb musician (y)
     
  13. poochee

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    Hi Henry! Keep exploring different music and musicians, you will discover a lot of music to enjoy. :)
     
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    Jean luc ponty, his album titled " The gift of time is good"

    Gotta listen to "Take 5 " by Dave Brubeck

    Billy Cobhams album "Picture This " is fantastic

    Also check out the band Weather report and Steps ahead.

    A Sax player named Bob Berg has a tune called Kalimba that is one of my favorites.

    If you have a broadband connection you can download the Itunes software and spend endless hours sampling songs for sale in their vast inventory but you need broadband because if you try to sample on 56K dialup it will take too long to get the song samples to start and you will just quit it before you hear much . You can select a category like Jazz and then just start going down the list and listen to 10 second samples
     
  15. chaos4001

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    I have Napster, they'll let me listen to stuff. I might give that a try. And I;ve never liked much of the music that's popular among my age group (14). I've always done my own thing... :D
     
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