A Whiter Shade of Jazz: Blue Eyed Soul in the 21 Century

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Air date: 
Sat, 09/14/2019 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm
 
On this episode we explore the commercially viable side of jazz through a 'lighter lens'. 
 
Pop music stars The Righteous Brothers in the sixties are given the tag "Blue Eyed Soul" by Black folks as a term of endearment. The duet sang lyrics with a nod to soul music. An unapologetic, genuine display of harmonies that distinguished their style, proximate to black artist of the day. 
 
In jazz music, the scathing adage 'white folks appropriate black music' is less a pivot. Cats like Jeff Lorber, Patrick Lamb, and Pat Metheny are exceptional artist and fully embraced by the jazz community. Under the auspice of what is 'Smooth Jazz' a wave of artist emerged on the scene. Let's take a look, a listen...
 
Future episodes take a glimpse at innovators like the pianist Bill Evans and Joe Zawinul, the guitarist Pat Metheny, the bassist Charlie Haden, Dave Holland, saxaphonist Stan Getz, Art Pepper, vocalist Kurt Elling, composer Bob Belden - ply their craft. Indelible figures in post modern jazz.      
 

Episode Playlist

  • Time
    2:00
    Artist
    Mose Allison
    Song
    One of These Days
    Album
    Tell Me Something: The Songs of Mose Allison
    Label
    Legacy Recordings
  • Time
    2:03
    Artist
    euge groove
    Song
    The Gospel of Truth
    Album
    sunday morning
    Label
    shanache
  • Time
    2:06
    Artist
    Joni Mitchell
    Song
    Coyote
    Album
    Hejira
    Label
    Rhino
  • Time
    2:11
    Artist
    Kurt Elling
    Song
    In the Winelight
    Album
    Man In the Air (feat. Laurence Hobgood & Stefon Harris)
    Label
    Blue Note Records
  • Time
    2:18
    Artist
    Dave Grusin
    Song
    Something's Coming
    Album
    Dave Grusin Presents West Side Story
    Label
    N-Coded Music
  • Time
    2:24
    Artist
    United Future Organization
    Song
    Poetry and All That Jazz (feat. Jack Kerouac)
    Album
    Ufos For Real Scene2
    Label
    Universal Music LLC
  • Time
    2:29
    Artist
    Jacky Terrasson
    Song
    I Love Paris In the Springtime
    Album
    À Paris...
    Label
    Blue Note Records
  • Time
    2:32
    Artist
    Louis Prima
    Song
    Oh Marie
    Album
    Capitol Collectors Series: Louis Prima
    Label
    Capitol Records
  • Time
    2:35
    Artist
    Joyce Cooling
    Song
    No More Blues
    Album
    This Girl's Got To Play
    Label
    Narada
  • Time
    2:40
    Artist
    Mose Allison
    Song
    Benediction
    Album
    Tell Me Something: The Songs of Mose Allison
    Label
    Legacy Recordings
  • Time
    2:42
    Artist
    Jacky Terrasson
    Song
    Isn't She Lovely?
    Album
    Smile
    Label
    Blue Note Records
  • Time
    2:45
    Artist
    Mike Clark & Delbert Bump
    Song
    Hi Heel Sneakers
    Album
    Retro Report
    Label
    Ropeadope
  • Time
    2:52
    Artist
    Larry Goldings
    Song
    Big Brother
    Album
    Whatever It Takes
    Label
    Thrudaroof Records
  • Time
    2:57
    Artist
    Chicago
    Song
    Introduction (50th Anniversary Remix)
    Album
    Chicago Transit Authority (50th Anniversary Remix)
    Label
    Rhino
  • Time
    3:04
    Artist
    Mose Allison
    Song
    Middle Class White Boy
    Album
    The Mose Chronicles - Live in London, Vol. 1
    Label
    Blue Note Records
  • Time
    3:09
    Artist
    Bob James
    Song
    Into the Light
    Album
    Restless
    Label
    Gallo Record Company
  • Time
    3:15
    Artist
    Keith Jarrett Trio
    Song
    Summer Night
    Album
    Tokyo '96
    Label
    ECM Records
  • Time
    3:23
    Artist
    Chet Baker
    Song
    Portrait In Black and White (Live)
    Album
    Chet Baker's Last Recording As Quartet (Live)
    Label
    Chet Baker Estate
  • Time
    3:38
    Artist
    Eric Truffaz
    Song
    the dawn
    Album
    The Mask
    Label
    Blue Note
  • Time
    3:41
    Artist
    Chuck Mangione
    Song
    Doin' Everything With You
    Album
    Greatest Hits
    Label
    A&M
  • Time
    3:45
    Artist
    Bob Belden
    Song
    So Far Away
    Album
    Tapestry
    Label
    CM BLUE NOTE (A92)
  • Time
    3:50
    Artist
    Jason Miles
    Song
    Moonstreams
    Album
    2 Grover With Love
    Label
    KOCH Records