Smooth jazz is a genre of music that emerged in the 1970s and quickly gained popularity for its relaxed, easy-going sound. Unlike other forms of jazz, smooth jazz is characterized by a smooth, flowing rhythm that is easy to listen to. This makes it the perfect choice for background music in restaurants and stores or for simply relaxing at home. In addition to its mellow sound, smooth jazz also features extended saxophone solos and complex chord progressions. This gives the music a richness and depth that can be enjoyed even by listeners who are not familiar with jazz.Read More
The topic of the greatest blues albums of all time does make sense within the context of a jazz blog—even if it is not obvious at first. Remember that blues is a key root of jazz.
Here, you will find 10 of the greatest blues albums ever, and just as we tapped into the genres of jazz, the following selection of 10 albums will be organized into 10 sub-genres of blues, with one perfect and timeless album for each.Read More
There are numerous jazz styles, each with their own distinct characteristics. Listen to samples of various styles to get a sense of how the genre has evolved.Read More
First, let’s clarify one thing: Jazz fusion and jazz-rock are the same (to start with at least). The confusion may come from the preferences on each side of the Atlantic. While Europeans will most probably say “jazz-rock”, Americans will prefer referring to it as “jazz fusion”.Read More