Welcome to Jazz Club. The Duke Herrington Collection (Smooth Jazz)
Want to slink into an hour long Jazz-fest? Welcome to your own personal Jazz Club. Cool.
Some top quality upbeat Jazz to make your soul soar. This is a feature playlist from the artist Duke Herrington.
Include the tracks ""High Fashion", "Guilty Pleasure" and "Miami Skyline".
Smooth jazz is a genre of jazz music that emerged in the 1960s and 1970s and gained popularity in the 1980s and 1990s. It is characterized by its mellow, soothing sound and often features smooth, melodic instrumental solos. Smooth jazz draws influences from a variety of musical genres, including R&B, funk, and pop. It typically features a relaxed tempo and a heavy emphasis on melody and groove. The genre is often associated with instrumentalists like saxophonists Kenny G and David Sanborn, guitarist George Benson, and pianist Bob James, among others. Smooth jazz has received criticism from some jazz purists who argue that it lacks the improvisation and complexity of traditional jazz. However, fans of the genre appreciate its accessibility and the way it combines jazz elements with popular music to create a more mainstream sound.
Smooth jazz continues to be popular today, with radio stations and streaming services dedicated to the genre. Its influence can also be heard in other genres of music, such as contemporary R&B and electronic music.