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Old 06-10-2011, 06:48 AM   #51 (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?
Jazz isn't some roots music like folk, it is allowed to develop different styles.
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Old 06-15-2011, 03:55 AM   #52 (permalink)
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The classification is certianly difficult. Like other peopl are saying there are a number of smooth jazz artists that do not play "jazz" per-say, but I would consider the genre itself to be jazz all around.
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Old 08-15-2011, 08:15 PM   #53 (permalink)
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Yes I love smooth jazz over the fast and heavier sound of traditional jazz peices. I don't think there is a total right or wrong in the making of music and it all becomes personal when it comes to what people like and dislike in the music world.
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