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Smooth Jazz | August 5, 2022

Smooth Jazz - Is it "real" jazz???

Tonight is all SMOOTH JAZZ...whatever that means...Is it truly jazz? Or not? You tell me.

I've had a couple of listeners tell me that I am missing a large audience of "smooth jazz" lovers who may not enjoy or "get" some of the "classic" or "pure" jazz that I tend to play mostly on my shows. There are many different genres of jazz; here are a few of the names that are bandied about:

Smooth, Pure, Classic, Dixieland, Modal, Bebop, Fusion, Free, Avant Garde, Big Band, Swing, Cool, Hard Bop, Latin, and the list goes on!

Tell me what you think. Are they all JAZZ? What is your definition of jazz? Email me: Rich@KPCW.org with your comments.

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Rich Rector is the host of Rich Tones Curated Jazz. A one hour journey into the wonderful world of jazz music.