The Best Smooth Jazz...Ever! [2 CD Blue Note]

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All Music Guide - David Jeffries
This incredibly light, fun, and surprisingly hip two-CD collection from Blue Note uses the term "smooth jazz" in an unexpected way. Rather than referring to the genre, "smooth" refers to the temperament and feel of these sometimes funky/sometimes poppy tracks that are selected from six decades of jazz. Dave Koz, Richard Elliot, and a couple other names could be filed in the smooth jazz section, but Adderley, Baker, and Byrd are too classic for that, and it's easy to imagine the legions of funky Medeski, Martin & Wood fans recoiling in horror over the title's Kenny G. insinuation. In actuality the disc is a whole lot of fun. Most of it is very hip fun and very little ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - David Jeffries
This incredibly light, fun, and surprisingly hip two-CD collection from Blue Note uses the term "smooth jazz" in an unexpected way. Rather than referring to the genre, "smooth" refers to the temperament and feel of these sometimes funky/sometimes poppy tracks that are selected from six decades of jazz. Dave Koz, Richard Elliot, and a couple other names could be filed in the smooth jazz section, but Adderley, Baker, and Byrd are too classic for that, and it's easy to imagine the legions of funky Medeski, Martin & Wood fans recoiling in horror over the title's Kenny G. insinuation. In actuality the disc is a whole lot of fun. Most of it is very hip fun and very little of it is wallpaper. The Bobby McFerrin, Ramsey Lewis, and Chet Baker cuts are obvious choices, but the inclusion of Charlie Hunter's smoky version of Roxy Music's "More Than This" is a very pleasant surprise and having such divergent sounds as St. Germain's "Latin Note" and Elza Soares' "Mas Que Nada" in the same collection is crafty cool. Perhaps Sauve Jazz would be a better title for this pleasing collection of refined and relaxing tunes.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/1/2005
  • Label: Blue Note Records
  • UPC: 724386039224
  • Catalog Number: 60392
  • Sales rank: 22,536

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Lovely Day (4:12)
  2. 2 All I See Is You (4:15)
  3. 3 Don't Worry Be Happy (4:51)
  4. 4 More Than This - Norah Jones (4:11)
  5. 5 The Lady Wants to Know (4:45)
  6. 6 My Funny Valentine - Chet Baker (2:21)
  7. 7 Mystic Voyage - Ronny Jordan (4:16)
  8. 8 Last Tango - Gato Barbieri (4:40)
  9. 9 Livin' Large - Euge Groove (3:38)
  10. 10 Flight-Time (8:29)
  11. 11 Expression - Joyce Cooling (4:08)
  12. 12 Latin Note - St. Germain (5:56)
Disc 2
  1. 1 We're in This Love Together (3:49)
  2. 2 Cantaloop (Flip Fantasia) - Rahsaan (4:40)
  3. 3 Always There (4:53)
  4. 4 Cellar Funk - Down to the Bone (5:20)
  5. 5 Mercy Mercy Mercy - Cannonball Adderley Quintet (5:09)
  6. 6 The "In" Crowd (3:42)
  7. 7 Chill Factor - Richard Elliot (5:00)
  8. 8 Time After Time (4:09)
  9. 9 Living Inside Your Love - Earl Klugh (5:42)
  10. 10 Mas Que Nada (Say No More) (2:27)
  11. 11 Medicine Man (4:21)
  12. 12 Sugar Craft (3:21)
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Album Credits

Technical Credits
Bryan Ferry Composer
Cyndi Lauper Composer
Bill Withers Composer
Roy Ayers Composer
Michael Franks Composer
Herbie Hancock Composer
Tim Heintz Composer
Earl Klugh Composer
Dave Koz Composer
Ronnie Laws Composer
Bobby McFerrin Composer
Richard Rodgers Composer
Joe Zawinul Composer
Jeff Carruthers Composer
Joyce Cooling Composer
Dave Grusin Composer
Brian Culbertson Composer
Steve Dubin Composer
Steve Grove Composer
Lorenz Hart Composer
Rob Hyman Composer
William Jeffrey Composer
John Medeski Composer
Roger Murrah Composer
Bill Page Composer
Skip Scarborough Composer
Keith Stegall Composer
Geoff Wilkinson Composer
Billy Martin Composer
Darin Black Composer
Jay Wagner Composer
Ludovic Navarre Composer
P. Brown Composer
C. Woods Composer
Stuart Wade Composer
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