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.