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#1 Gforce

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Posted 23 October 2006 - 01:09 AM

Anyone know of any good smooth jazz related boards? I really want to get into this more but I have no idea who to go from besides cats my dad listens to which I dont even know the name of.Or if ya can't could you drop a name or 2 of some good smooth jazz artists?

Heres a link to a zip with a couple files about what I'm kinda lookin for
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=64XNXUMO

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Posted 23 October 2006 - 01:52 AM

Anyone know of any good smooth jazz related boards? I really want to get into this more but I have no idea who to go from besides cats my dad listens to which I dont even know the name of.Or if ya can't could you drop a name or 2 of some good smooth jazz artists?

Heres a link to a zip with a couple files about what I'm kinda lookin for
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=64XNXUMO



u need to get - "Fly" their from helsinki finland ... anyways scoop it up at dustygroove.com

"spacek" - curvatia, and their second album " vintage hi technology"

google - jimi tenor - you might like his stuff as well

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Posted 23 October 2006 - 05:12 AM

I didn't listen to what you had there but are you looking for new or older artists? Guess it don't matter.

Roy Ayers is one of the smoothest ever.
Grant Green is tops.
Bobbi Humphrey is another.
Lonnie Liston Smith is another that comes to mind.
Kyoto Jazz Massive are worth checkin', as are Jazzanova and Truby Trio.

Dude there's alot of great stuff out there in this realm of music. Unless you're talkin' Kenny G or Pat Metheny, hehe.

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Posted 23 October 2006 - 06:26 AM

ah bob james is da maaan....

check out skalpel ... jazz-producers from poland, they're on ninja tune... pretty dope...

some other names:
david axelrod
donald byrd & the blackbyrds
herbie hancock (of course)
dorothy ashby
nina simone
krzysztof komeda
buddy rich

etc.

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Posted 23 October 2006 - 09:09 AM

And alotta these cats you all told me about are smooth jazz right? Because I have looked into some of the ones you posted and while they were actualy quite good (that dorthy ashby especially!) but they wern't what I was looking for here.

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Posted 23 October 2006 - 09:13 AM

check out kenny g dopeness :blink:

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Posted 23 October 2006 - 09:19 AM

check out kenny g dopeness :blink:

yeah, smooth jazz sucks ass hard

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Posted 23 October 2006 - 09:24 AM

:blink: we used to have jazz f.m radio out here(think its now called smooth f.m) and they played that smooth jazz shit all fucking night

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Posted 23 October 2006 - 10:25 AM

And alotta these cats you all told me about are smooth jazz right? Because I have looked into some of the ones you posted and while they were actualy quite good (that dorthy ashby especially!) but they wern't what I was looking for here.



most jazz musicians aren't focused on just bebop or just on cool jazz or smooth jazz or whatever but yeah the artists i mentioned did also smooth jazz -tracks... (hancock, for example)

okay, but yeah i wasn't that focused.. check out grover washington jr. and ramsey lewis, maybe they are what you're lookin for

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Posted 23 October 2006 - 10:26 AM

whos a good funky drummer only one i know is Billy Martin and i need more!

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Posted 23 October 2006 - 10:31 AM

whos a good funky drummer only one i know is Billy Martin and i need more!


as far as new guys, stanton moore from galactic is the funkiest. not as sampleable as billy, but if you're into that new orleans funk/second line shit Stanton's the man.

he's got a couple side projects and 3 solo albums too. hes baller.

older guys though? that's a whole nother thread......

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Posted 23 October 2006 - 10:31 AM

whos a good funky drummer only one i know is Billy Martin and i need more!


buddy rich is a sick percussionist...

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Posted 23 October 2006 - 10:39 AM

buddy rich is a sick percussionist...



WAS..... sorry, im kinda into this drum shit.

the man couldn't play funk though! i just saw this talk with morris jennings (house drummer for chess records circa 60s-70s) who told this story about how buddy's label wanted him to do a more "current" record with some funk or R&B tracks. so they brought in this morris guy to teach buddy that basic "kick, snare, kick, snare" pattern everyone learns. buddy can only play about 2 bars of that pattern before he starts goin back to 55 (that swing groove). so finally buddy just blows up, punches a whole in his kick and says "morris, you're comin to new york to play on my record."

so morris jennings went and played for the funk tracks on a buddy rich album. wild.

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Posted 23 October 2006 - 10:41 AM

yer i wouldnt throw buddy in the 'funky' corner,animal on the kit though

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Posted 23 October 2006 - 10:49 AM

whos a good funky drummer only one i know is Billy Martin and i need more!



CLYDE STUBBLFIELD IS the Funky Drummer!
John Starks
http://www.drummerwo...y_Drummers.html

Elvin Jones
Max Roach
Billy Higgins
Leo Morris/Idris Mohammed

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Posted 23 October 2006 - 10:58 AM

oh i thought this was just 'funky' drummers within jazz

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Posted 23 October 2006 - 12:04 PM

DAVID SANDBORN.

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Posted 23 October 2006 - 12:41 PM

WAS..... sorry, im kinda into this drum shit.

the man couldn't play funk though! i just saw this talk with morris jennings (house drummer for chess records circa 60s-70s) who told this story about how buddy's label wanted him to do a more "current" record with some funk or R&B tracks. so they brought in this morris guy to teach buddy that basic "kick, snare, kick, snare" pattern everyone learns. buddy can only play about 2 bars of that pattern before he starts goin back to 55 (that swing groove). so finally buddy just blows up, punches a whole in his kick and says "morris, you're comin to new york to play on my record."

so morris jennings went and played for the funk tracks on a buddy rich album. wild.


wow... didn't even know that... haha, sick story... i should check out some chess records stuff, i guess

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Posted 23 October 2006 - 12:51 PM

Good topic.... ;)

My parents are jazz in general heads so they usually have the stations on.

As I get older I find myself venturing to these stations especially when I'm in the car in stuck on the 405

Anyway some off the top are...

-Hiroshima.
-Manhattan Transfer
-Grover Washington Jr
-Sade ....thass my girl
-Bobby Caldwell
-David Sandborn ...YES! whoever said him


There use to be a song they played on "Whirlpool" at Knott's Berry Farm, I love that song!! They play it on the smoothe jazz station but I could never figure the name out

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Posted 23 October 2006 - 03:41 PM

Okay I see where we goin' now...

Like I said, Pat Metheny.
George Benson!!
Tuck and Patti
Sonny Rollins
Ron Carter

http://www.smoothjazz.com/

njoi!

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Posted 23 October 2006 - 06:41 PM

i like the old drummers off of keepintime:

paul humphrey
james gadson
roy porter
earl palmer
derf reklaw

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Posted 23 October 2006 - 06:54 PM

i like the old drummers off of keepintime:


wasnt keepintime a b+ film, along the lines of brazilintime? sorry if im behind on this or completely off.

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Posted 23 October 2006 - 07:01 PM

you are correct

keepintime was released on dvd in 2004

brazilintime film premiered this year...

no dvd yet..

i have the keepintime dvd and there is a great long trailer for brazilintime

beautiful photography and music

some of my favorite movies are from brazil

city of god
central station
lower city

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Posted 23 October 2006 - 07:51 PM

http://www.smoothjazz.com/

njoi!

Oh...my....god...why didnt I think of that? geeeez thanks much label

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Posted 23 October 2006 - 09:15 PM

George Benson!!


"Cause all the music in the air and lots of lovin everywhere....... jusss gimme the night (((THE NIGHT...THE NIGHT)))"


*snaps fingers*


O' I know the other one my mom likes it " something...something ...Turn youuuurrrrrr love arrrrrrrround"



It's another song I like by Al Jerrow ...Jeerow how ever you spell his name



The funny part is, I'M REALLY SINGING THIS SHIT!

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Posted 23 October 2006 - 10:07 PM

my dad's way into george benson and all those types of cats, so it's funny for me when he listens to it because i recognize 3 or 4 samples whenever he's bumpin his shit. steely dan, george benson, and david sanborn are the usual suspects.

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Posted 23 October 2006 - 11:30 PM

CLYDE STUBBLFIELD IS the Funky Drummer!
John Starks
http://www.drummerwo...y_Drummers.html

Elvin Jones
Max Roach
Billy Higgins
Leo Morris/Idris Mohammed

Ever hear MAx Roach play hip hop? Sounds good man! I use to have a video on my computer of Max doing solo drums while people breakdanced.

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Posted 24 October 2006 - 03:21 AM

max roach video is here scroll down past the audio section

max roach @ the kitchen

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Posted 24 October 2006 - 08:14 PM

max roach video is here scroll down past the audio section

max roach @ the kitchen


Lawd have mercy............Thanks heaps, Shakes---- :)

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Posted 24 October 2006 - 08:34 PM

damn, that video - that's dat shit! good lookin' out... that's fantastic, and it takes me back some (I'm that old. :-( )

and i want MORE!! :)


a few other other funky drummers


James Gadson, as someone mentioned - good call
Harvey Mason
Steve Gadd (the man is just bad)
Billy Cobham (tho fusion was more this thing - dude is just fuckin POWERFUL)
Jack Dejohnette (my fave., tho again, don't know how many str8 up funk sessions he's been in on..)




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