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Old 03-23-2011, 08:34 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Is smooth jazz a valid part of the jazz tradition?

or is not, is it a non-jazz style?

or something else?
To me Jazz is like a father with a lot of children; Trad, Big-band, Bebop, Free-form, Fusion, Acid, Smooth, etc. Smooth is like a pretty little sister who has a very different character to her big angry brothers (like Ornette Colman), but that doesn`t mean that they aren`t in the same family.
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Old 03-31-2011, 08:25 PM   #22 (permalink)
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I'm not sure what you define as smooth jazz. I know Wes Montgomery recorded a lot of fully orchestrated elevator music but he still had some killer solos that took it to another level. I much prefer the smaller trio/ quartet stuff but you would be missing out to avoid anything with an orchestral backing.
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Old 03-31-2011, 08:27 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Is smooth jazz a valid part of the jazz tradition?

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Sure. Every genre has it's crap.
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Old 04-01-2011, 05:06 AM   #24 (permalink)
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Smooth Jazz is to Jazz what Justin Bieber is to Heavy Metal...totally unrelated.
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Smooth Jazz is to Jazz what Justin Bieber is to Heavy Metal...totally unrelated.
I'd say it's more like smooth jazz is to jazz what P.O.D. is to heavy metal.
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Old 04-01-2011, 11:49 AM   #26 (permalink)
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Its an evolution of Jazz music. Kinda like how eventually the human pinkie toe wont be there because there is no use for it. Itll still be a foot, but no pinkie toe. Its still jazz, but not what we are used to.
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Sure. Every genre has it's crap.
That`s a refreshingly unambiguous answer !
I wonder if every genre has its smooth, too. Is there smooth punk, for instance ?
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That`s a refreshingly unambiguous answer !
I wonder if every genre has its smooth, too. Is there smooth punk, for instance ?
Yes. Yes there is:

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I'd say it's more like smooth jazz is to jazz what P.O.D. is to heavy metal.
just FYI, I love P.O.D.
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just FYI, I love P.O.D.
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