I've got a question.
Are the rhythmic/melodic styles of the following medeivalish tracks rooted in Smooth Jazz? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=86Y447mzPV0 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kc0mD8_IGCA
Also I have a related question about the "genre", if it has very little to do with traditional Jazz what were its more substantial inspirations? I hear people say old songs like Autumn Leaves weren't really meant to be in the core style of Jazz, but it was the later compilers that decided to incorporate it in the stock Jazz examples.
Again, I'm mostly focusing on their identifiable and phrasing styles here. The timed pauses at target notes, and the ebb and flow effects that permeate throughout the entire melodies.