How smooth jazz took over The secret rhythm behind Radiohead's 1 day ago   13:05

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You should give smooth jazz a chance.

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Smooth jazz has gotten a bad rap for decades. It’s often associated with background music for elevators or the soundtrack at the dentist office. Smooth jazz is less a genre of music than a highly researched radio format and, although it’s heyday was in the 1990s and it’s mostly associated with Kenny G, its origins go back the mid 1960s when a select few jazz musicians crossed over to pop music and had music purists riling. Artists like Grover Washington Jr. and George Benson took the style to new heights and created the sound that we all know and love….to hate.

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I'm not a Kenny G fan, but the dirty little secret is that his early albums are fairly decent. But then there's the genius who discovered him, Jeff Lorber. Almost everything that guy did is excellent. You just have to be in the right mood, the right frame of mind. It is possible to love Coltrane and also love smooth jazz.
SoundCzech
Man. I really don't like Kenny G
Parris
Whats the song between 1:04 & 1:10 sounds very interesting,
i'd like to listen to that kinda jazz often.
Bernard J Fortin
Thank God smooth jazz ( elevator music ) died off....now let’s go back to listening to real jazz...!!!! Like John Coltrane and Dexter Gordon.....!!!!
Jonathan Artis A
Very interesting! I remember listening to Smooth Jazz 105.9 in DC and loved the music. It wasn't "real jazz" but was very relaxing and was "different" from the other stuff on the radio. It is sad that most of the stations are gone today, but 107.3 The Wave (WNWV) in Cleveland is still on the air along with Wave.fm in Canada on HD. Both play a more modern version of the format (with more vocals) and I listen to both to discover new artist.
Jason Byrd
I'm from Houston Texas and we have a Jazz station here at the historical HBCU campus Texas Southern University (aKa) TSU. 90.9 is a jazz station that plays a variety of music. It's been on the air since 1973 I want to say, don't quote me on that LoL.
Andre Brown
I was just listening to A Whiter Shade of Pale by Procol Harum and the use of the organ added all the emotions that song needed. I thought about Let It Be by The Beetles.
I would love to know of any other song that uses the organs in contemporary music. I think it should be used more in modern music.
MrBati122
This guy ruined Jazz music
billyrulestheworld
IT CAME FROM HELL!
Jay Jackson
Excellent video!!
Ner-Ner Beastman Neo
Vox, leave my Jazz alone.
SSK Music Beats
Lovvved thisss, wish it had some Herb on there but great series!!!
Big Neutron
Smooth jazz is nothing but elevator music. Next floor bra and socks...
lol lol
Talha Maqsood
SMOOTH LO FI JAZZ TO WORK TO/ CHILL TO.
bornguitarhero95
Please for the love if god, do a Tool analysis video
Love Supreme
Ask Pat Metheny what he thinks of Kenny G.
margaretsville
Smooth Jazz = Pop without words
Katbot
I grew up with smooth jazz which eventually lead me into loving old jazz greats! Fantastic songs, I hope this video inspires people to check out this fantastic genre.
Dennis Marasigan
The sound of my generation.
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The secret rhythm behind Radiohead's How smooth jazz took over 1 day ago   10:15

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Welcome to Vox Pop: Earworm!

In my first episode of Earworm, I speak with Warren Lain. He's a Radiohead fan who also happens to be an incredibly talented musician and music teacher. In December 2016 he uploaded a 38 minute video to YouTube about a Radiohead song that I deeply love, "Videotape." He had been thinking about the music theory behind this seemingly simple song for the better part of a decade. The reason? “Videotape”, a slow rhythmically monotonous song, is actually syncopated. I’m joined also by Erin Barra, a professor at Berklee College of Music, who helped Warren and I explain this musical illusion.

Warren’s video can be found right here:
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