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Grover Washington Jr./Smooth

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Artists:  Herb AlpertGeorge DukeAl JarreauEuge GrooveChris BottiWes MontgomeryKenny GBoney JamesNathan EastPat MethenyLee RitenourStanley ClarkePeter WhiteHank JonesDavid SanbornDave KozGerald AlbrightMindi AbairRichard ElliotBob JamesEarl KlughChuck MangioneVincent IngalaBrian SimpsonMarcus MillerBrian CulbertsonMaysa LeakBrian BrombergKim WatersBobbi HumphreyCindy BradleyNajeeRick BraunLarry CarltonMarion MeadowsAlphonse MouzonGregg KarukasVincent HerringMonty AlexanderMichael FranksNorman BrownPhil BakerRonnie LawsCandy DulferSteve ColeHouston PersonTerence BlanchardChuck LoebMarc AntoinePaul BrownPhil PerryJay GraydonBuster WilliamsPaul TaylorDavid BenoitTerri Lyne CarringtonBen SidranVictor LewisManu KatchéTerry CallierWalter BeasleyRicky LawsonJamison RossChris StandringKen NavarroMichael LingtonBob BaldwinGreg AdamsEverette HarpKermit RuffinsJulian VaughnJoe LockeFay ClaassenVarious ArtistsLionel LouekeGeri AllenTim WarfieldIrvin MayfieldChris DavisJames EmeryTom GrantMagnus LindgrenWayne EscofferyLawson RollinsJoe BlessettPee Wee EllisDave StrykerPhilippe SaisseCourtney PineGeorge BensonOli SilkKeiko MatsuiDerek ParaviciniNick ColionneKandace SpringsSteve OliverJackiem JoynerNeamen LylesEric DariusDee BrownOmar HillWill CalhounGrover Washington Jr.Kris BrownleeKris BowersRaul MidónPat BianchiLawrence LeathersJ.C. StyllesMads TollingWilliam WoodsJeff LorberFlorian EgliAlbert DadonGrégoire MaretKayla WatersRené CostyMichael PennickJavo BarreraSkinny HightowerPreston SmithKirk Andrés WilsonElisabetta SerioCornell ThigpenLindsey WebsterNils JiptnerNino Tempo Benjamin HermanCurtis HaywoodDave SerenyJeff RyanJohnny BrittBlair BryantLebronMaxine HardcastleU-NamPaula Atherton
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Description

Smooth jazz is a popular style of jazz that enjoyed success as a radio format, starting in the 1960s. It pulls influences from pop, R&B, funk, and rock styles. With a great deal of importance being placed on the melody, artists such as Kenny G, Kirk Whalum, George Benson, and Spyro Gyra have effectively used the style to shape instantly catchy tunes.