Results are out! Find what you need...fast. Get quick advice or join the chat
Hey there Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free

Jazz Society

Announcements Posted on
    • Thread Starter
    • 34 followers
    Offline

    I got it on the day it came out. 1st week of feb.
    Didnt even know it was the release date
    • 18 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    Destiny :drool:
    • Thread Starter
    • 34 followers
    Offline

    It so was :coma:

    last.fm anyone?
    • 18 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    Top Ten on Ipod Playlist (I'm in a certain mood I guess :p:)

    Billie Holiday
    • I Loves You Porgy
    • My Man
    • I Cover the Waterfront
    • God Bless The Child
    • Good Morning Heartache
    • Lady Sings the Blues
    Alicia Keys
    • Un – thinkable (I’m Ready)
    • Love is Blind
    Sade
    • The Moon and The Sky
    • Thread Starter
    • 34 followers
    Offline

    I do love Billie Holiday :suith:
    My top artists and played music are here :p: - Clicky
    • 18 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    You have good taste :top:
    • 3 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Eclectic Styles)

    The genre that is my favourite, however, is Smooth Jazz. I am probably the only one of about dozen student-aged guys/girls in this coutry that likes this genre of Jazz (that weren't introduced to it by friends or at a party or something like that). :rolleyes:

    Enough of the dryness, though. In truth, Smooth Jazz is root of my `admiration` for Jazz. To many people, it sounds like, well, `elevator music`. You could be right for thinking that, especially when you hear some artists like Russ Freeman & The Rippingtons. For the most part, however, the music that is Smooth Jazz is a well-defined, stable blend of Pop, original R'n'B, Funk and Contemporary Jazz. It has it's critics but the following of the genre is strong and you need only look at the dozens of artists and bands (several of which who have made a name for themselves) who complement the genre.


    Would you guys like anything else, then? :rolleyes::wink2:
    Haha! Someone else who likes Smooth Jazz, thought I was the only one in the country. Nice to know there are others

    What do you think of Boney James?

    Thanks
    • 7 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by KitKatFrench)
    Haha! Someone else who likes Smooth Jazz, thought I was the only one in the country. Nice to know there are others

    What do you think of Boney James?

    Thanks
    Boney James, eh?

    The urban man with the plan, taking it up with the sax and the smooth chills of a midnight train ride through the winding streets of a moonlit city...

    Hmmm, yes, I would have to say that I do like some of his stuff. I used to really like it but then I started listening to other artists as well, such as Darius (up top) and Antoine (up top) and Pieces of a Dream (although they are more Soul and R'n'B, really)...

    Here's my favourite song from POAD:
    http://www.we7.com/track/Pieces?trackId=642292&m=0

    I must say, it's a slightly odd notion to me that there was anyone else in the UK that enjoyed Smooth Jazz as well. In the States, where it was born and developed, it's following is only so large and only certain states (cities even!) have large enough fanbases to warrant setting up radio stations for it as a main base of music. It is pleasing to hear, nonetheless....

    Who would you consider to be your 3 most favourites (or even most listened to) artists in the Smooth Jazz genre?
    ----------------------------------------------

    To the thread in general: it is good to see this Society being propped up so keep it up people!
    • 0 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    Can I join the society?
    • 0 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1flzCjGvqU
    • Thread Starter
    • 34 followers
    Offline

    (Original post by BrassPioneer)
    Can I join the society?
    Absolutely
    • 3 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Eclectic Styles)
    Who would you consider to be your 3 most favourites (or even most listened to) artists in the Smooth Jazz genre?
    ----------------------------------------------

    To the thread in general: it is good to see this Society being propped up so keep it up people!
    Hmm, definitely Boney James and Konstantin Klashtorni. Picking a third is difficult as I have a lot of different artists I listen to, I quite like Marion Meadows.

    Yourself?
    • 1 follower
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Stricof)
    Hello all
    So it doesn't seem like there's a society for lovers of Jazz and its variants.
    I thought it would be great if there could be somewhere we could discuss our favourite artists, songs, instruments and what not.

    Also, it may be a good place to talk about events that we may be going to see

    So how about it? Who's interested
    Dude!! This is a GREAT idea man!!
    I wanted to reply your message, but your inbox is full man! you're too popular!!





    P.S. There should be a youtube vid here, I hope people can see it..


    Lyrics
    Spoiler:
    Show
    No more blues
    I'm going back home
    No, no more blues
    I promise no more to roam
    Home is where the heart is
    The funny part is, my heart's been
    Right here all alone
    No more tears, and no more sighs
    No, no more fears-
    I'll say no more goodbye
    If travel beckons me, I swear I'm gonna refuse
    I'm gonna settle down, and there'll be no more blues
    Everyday while I am far away
    My thoughts turn homeward, forever homeward
    I've traveled round the world in search of happiness
    But all the happiness I've found
    Is in my hometown
    No more blues
    I'm going back home
    No, no more blues
    I'm through with all my wandering now
    I'll settle down and never roam
    And find a man and build a home
    When we settle down, there'll be no more blues
    Nothing but happiness
    When we settle down, there'll be no more blues
    • 7 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by KitKatFrench)
    Hmm, definitely Boney James and Konstantin Klashtorni. Picking a third is difficult as I have a lot of different artists I listen to, I quite like Marion Meadows.

    Yourself?
    Chuck Loeb, Larry Carlton and lastly it would be Norman Brown (changes between him and Steve Oliver).

    It can be pretty tricky to choose one between all of em'. Well, no, some of artists are just tooooo cheesy , but erm...I can say that without having listened to Smooth Jazz, I probably never would have gotten into Jazz at all. And I really think that may have been the case.

    Thank goodness I did! :yep:
    • 7 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:


    I'm all at sea...
    where no-one can bother me...
    I sleep by myself...
    I drink on my own...
    I don't speak to nobody...
    I gave away my phone...

    Like I'm wondering there's something inside my soul...
    Pleaswe just let me rot here on my own
    Later on you can spend some time with me...
    if you want to..

    allllllll at seaaaa...

    Now I need you...
    More than eveeerrr...

    If you don't need me everyday..
    But sometimes you just do...
    Dissappear within my mind...
    You'll never know what you might find...

    We will spend it all...
    allll at seaa...
    --------------------------------

    Yeah, I butchered the lyrics quite badly, but still, that's a far better lyrical combination than any of the thousands of other songs out there that talk about depression and wanting to get away from everyone...

    ...and, at least by the end, there is hope for better times ahead...
    • 7 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    Lee Ritenour - Night Rythms
    http://www.we7.com/track/Night-Rhyth...Id=1367106&m=0

    The Bass on this one is just brilliant...

    ...that's actually harder than it sounds to keep in rythm with the Guitar and Drums...

    EDIT: This is the Extended version, the one Ritenour normally plays when he's Live.
    • 7 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by jakemittle)
    Dude!! This is a GREAT idea man!!
    I wanted to reply your message, but your inbox is full man! you're too popular!!





    P.S. There should be a youtube vid here, I hope people can see it..
    Can't see it.

    You may wish to change the formatting of the video, i.e. the definition (quality), size of the vid and all that...

    It might display once you do that, unless it's just a dud link.
    • 1 follower
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Eclectic Styles)
    Can't see it.

    You may wish to change the formatting of the video, i.e. the definition (quality), size of the vid and all that...

    It might display once you do that, unless it's just a dud link.
    I believe it works now
    • Thread Starter
    • 34 followers
    Offline

    Hum hum hum...waiting for this place to be an offical soc. But recruitment drive may be needed :yep:
    • 7 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Stricof)
    Hum hum hum...waiting for this place to be an offical soc. But recruitment drive may be needed :yep:
    Yeah, errrmmm...

    ...maybe a bit more than that, not many people on TSR appreciate Jazz.

    Here's hoping...

Reply

Submit reply

Register

Thanks for posting! You just need to create an account in order to submit the post
  1. this can't be left blank
    that username has been taken, please choose another Forgotten your password?
  2. this can't be left blank
    this email is already registered. Forgotten your password?
  3. this can't be left blank

    6 characters or longer with both numbers and letters is safer

  4. this can't be left empty
    your full birthday is required
  1. By joining you agree to our Ts and Cs, privacy policy and site rules

  2. Slide to join now Processing…

Updated: August 31, 2014
New on TSR

Student in a Million awards

All the results from our prize-giving night

Article updates
Useful resources

Articles:

TSR wiki music section

Quick link:

Unanswered music threads

Groups associated with this forum:

View associated groups
Reputation gems:
You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.