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Old 08-27-2014, 10:49 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Smooth Jazz

Smooth Jazz is what I prefer listening to on the radio. Although I'm not really familiar with very many of the more popular artist in this category. If there are any suggestions, it would be appreciated.

I'm currently listening to David Sanborn, an American alto saxophonist.
One of the most influential saxophonist on pop, R&B, and crossover players of the past 20 years.
Sanborn was a session musician notably on David Bowie's Young Americans in 1975.
Concrete Boogie is one of my favorite singles by Sanborn.

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Old 08-27-2014, 11:15 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I used to listen to WNUA from the local area here, and was really into Wayman Tisdale. I liked his style quite a bit, and he was also in the NBA (huh, go figure). Chick Korea is another one, especially his stuff with Frank Gambale.



I always liked this one too (with Dave Stewart from the Eurythmics):

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Old 08-27-2014, 04:35 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I'm a big fan of "smooth jazz". Although I try to venture away from the usual suspects of the genre like Koz, Whalum, Sanborn, etc. These guys get too much air play and thus when you say "smooth jazz" their music is what most think of. My favorites are The Rippingtons, Chieli Minucci & Special EFX, Jeff Kashiwa and many others.





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^^Love the Rippingtons!

Dammit! I can't find Earthbound on yootoob.
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Old 08-28-2014, 07:53 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I basically like all the artist mentioned so far. Chili Minucci & Speacil EFX, The Rippingtons, David A Stewart vs Candy Dulfer, etc.

I personally like saxophonist and other horn section lead instrumentalist verses lead guitar players with smooth jazz. I seem to be a little more picky when it comes to guitar players for some reason. A lot of these artist have outstanding bass players and bass lines. That is probably what catches my attention first and foremost.

Thanks guys, keep the suggestions coming.
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I basically like all the artist mentioned so far. Chili Minucci & Speacil EFX, The Rippingtons, David A Stewart vs Candy Dulfer, etc.

I personally like saxophonist and other horn section lead instrumentalist verses lead guitar players with smooth jazz. I seem to be a little more picky when it comes to guitar players for some reason. A lot of these artist have outstanding bass players and bass lines. That is probably what catches my attention first and foremost.

Thanks guys, keep the suggestions coming.
Sax you say . . .



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A lot of these artist have outstanding bass players and bass lines. That is probably what catches my attention first and foremost.
Same here. It's just what sticks to me the fastest, you know?

That being said, keep the suggestions coming. I've been meaning to check more into smooth jazz lately myself and I'm liking what I've heard so far.
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Here's one from Candy Dulfer with a bit of everything in it. Great guitar solo too.

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Does Kenny G & Dave Koz go into this category?
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Old 11-29-2014, 12:10 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Kenny G definitely does. Check out this for some nice guitar centric smooth jazz.



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