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pic related, favorite memejazz
I actually love this album. Lyrics aren't great, but I like the beats and overall production.
Literally the same was said about Kenny G and smooth jazz in the 80s, Back then Kenny G was just playing off of contemporary R&B/Soul/Hip-Hop sounds like these guys are doing now.
Stuff like Kamasi Washington,Robert Glasper, BBNG, Snarky Puppy is the horrible commercial smooth jazz garbage of our time.
>isnt it a good thing that jazz is making a comeback?
Firstly, it isn't. This is one album that has become semi-popular because Flylo endorsed it.
But even if it was, why would it be a good thing? There's still been plenty of fantastic jazz albums in the past ten years or so without the genre being mainstream. In fact, this may be bad because people may start to try imitating Washington if they think it's going to get them some popularity.
by making a comeback i mean its not completely dead and there is still a chance for jazz influenced musicians to survive and be semi-succsesfull
you best not be talking shit about BBNG
>being this ignorant about what constitutes "smooth jazz"
this is definitely a real jazz album, I just am upset that people either
1. dismiss it because it's "memejazz"
2. only listen to this album and ignore other equally good jazz releases
at least it'll be an opener for many people getting into jazz
The definition of smooth jazz is constantly changing to adapt to the commercial music of the time.
Just like George Benson did in the late 70s, Kenny G in the 80s/90s, these "Neo Soul/ R&B/Hip Hop" influenced "jazz" artists of today are continuing the smooth jazz tradition of incorporating pop sensibilities for ease of consumption by the masses that don't typically listen to jazz.
Oh, gotcha, I didn't know that's what it was called.
That changes everything about the motivations.
If you're not saying make it accessible by appealing to popular aesthetics and burying the jazz, then it's not happening.
But if you command it, it surely will happen. We're so lucky you're merciful and won't let this happen.