I listen to Smooth Jazz

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  1. mexicanyella

    mexicanyella Friend of Leo's

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    Maybe my wording was misleading, or I’m misunderstanding your comment. I meant that while what I play is pretty far from smooth jazz, I find more often than not that I admire how the rhythm sections work together in the stuff I hear in the local smooth jazz station.

    Also, I feel I hear an appealing common thread in the mixing approach, in terms of getting a bunch of instruments to work together and be heard.
     
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  2. notmyusualuserid

    notmyusualuserid Friend of Leo's

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    I listen to Shakatak.



    I'm not apologising.
     
  3. ElJay370

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    My dad (a hardcore jazz/blues/R&B aficionado) used to call it "Jacuzzi jazz"
     
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    Not a fan myself, but I liked your post out of respect for you being totally cool with what you like, and for that bada** double sax solo by Jay Beckenstein in the Spyro Gyra clip (yes I had to look him up). I honestly didn't know that was a thing sax players could do!
     
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    A lot of what people call smooth jazz is actually world music and fusion. I don't mind smooth jazz but draw the line at Kenny G...unless it's early in his career when he played with the Jeff Lorber Fusion.
     
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    I'm more into the Bluenote type of jazz, but appreciate smooth stuff too.
     
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    Me Too!

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    I've found it best not to listen to smooth jazz in the car, as my driving deteriorates when I fall asleep.
     
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    I listen to classic jazz.... Coltrane, Bird, Miles, Stan Getz, Monk, Duke, Prez, Count...
     
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    I am a child of the 80s and I love me some classic rock, but I also love all kinds of Jazz.
    I do spend some of my practice time working on my Jazz chops on the Tele.

    I have to admit, I love the sax and I have been playing on and off since High School.
    I just don't have the time to do it justice these days. I will get back to it when I retire in 10 years.
    It is not just the muscle memory on the keys, it is time it takes to develop and maintain your embouchure. :eek:
    Sold both of my Altos as I plan to move to Tenor and will pick up a new one as a retirement gift to myself when the time comes :cool:

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    Hello brother. I have a few altos, couple tenors and a couple of sopranos.
     
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    Most anything by George Benson or Norman Brown
     
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    Of yeah me too! Heck I even did as a young 20 something. I sometimes try to play some I make up
     
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    Now that is one (1) space-efficient music room. I like it. Does the sloped plane (underside of stairs) suffice to break up flutter echoes when you mic something up in there?

    Looks like you have some carpet on that surface as an acoustic treatment...?
     
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    I wouldn't recommend it. Guitar might be fine if you can avoid hitting the walls, but the Sax was quite loud in such a confined space :lol::lol::lol:
     
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    is that a closet?
     
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    No, it is a sophisticated studio under stairs :lol::lol::lol:
     
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    A buddy of mine said of my jazz playing~
    if rednecks were in charge of elevator music I would be the sound track~
    Think he meant that kindlyo_O
     
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    I like most jazz, but not all. It would be hard for me to put what I dont like into a category though. Dixieland jazz for one I suppose. At any rate, I couldn't resist the elevator joke!
    In the car I will almost always opt for Jazz radio rather than Rock.
     
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