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View Poll Results: Who do you consider the founding father of smooth jazz?
George Benson 6 46.15%
Chuck Mangione 0 0%
Lee Ritenour 0 0%
David Sanborn 0 0%
Grover Washington Jr. 1 7.69%
Spyro Gyra 1 7.69%
Herb Alpert 1 7.69%
Dave Grusin 0 0%
Other (specify) 4 30.77%
Voters: 13. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 07-28-2009, 07:20 AM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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I have so many to choose from but if I had to choose one person it would be Herbie Hancock.


YouTube - Herbie Hancock - People Music




Who is your fav?
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Old 07-28-2009, 07:27 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Also one of the best guitarists ever IMO.


YouTube - Al Di Meola Egyptian Danza


YouTube - Al Di Meola - The Wizard
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Old 07-28-2009, 07:45 AM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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Default That guy is good.

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I never heard of him before. He has a unique sound mixed with Santana.

Thanks for sharing!
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Old 07-28-2009, 07:48 AM
 
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Default I like these guys too!

Weather Report.


YouTube - teen town - weather report
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Old 07-28-2009, 08:03 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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I never heard of him before. He has a unique sound mixed with Santana.

Thanks for sharing!

He technically "Jazz fusion" or "latin Jazz".

But its def a different sound and I dig it.
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Old 07-28-2009, 08:11 AM
 
Location: GLAMA
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YouTube - Count Basie



YouTube - Count Basie - Special Midnight - video 3
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Old 07-28-2009, 10:11 AM
 
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Duke Ellington

YouTube - Duke Ellington and his Orchestra - 1934

Pearl Bailey

YouTube - Pearl Bailey - That's Good Enough For Me

Ella Fitzgerald

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Miles Davis

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Old 07-28-2009, 10:37 AM
 
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So many good ones!
I'll go with Miles Davis, been listening to a lot of his stuff lately.

Current jazz people? Diana Krall.
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Old 07-28-2009, 10:47 AM
 
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I know it's considered classical but Bethoven's Moonlight Sonata feels so much like Jazz with a slower tempo of course...gosh what a great piece


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Old 07-29-2009, 05:29 AM
 
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Dexter Gordon,Johnny Griffin,Fats Navarro,Bud Powell,Clifford Brown,Thelonious Monk,J.J. Johnson,Percy Heath,Milt Jackson,Kenny Clarke,Max Roach....
And Count Basie is the real king of swing.
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