No singing, Smooth bass Jazz

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by freshmeat1989, May 26, 2004.

  1. I'm getting into jazz and funk, and dont know any good jazz songs/bands. What are some good Jazz songs, with no sing, and a lot of bass in them. I dont really like saxophone that much either. Probably just drums, BASS, and maybe a teeny bit of guitar. Any replies are appreciated.
  2. well, the closest thing i can think of is Fourplay, but they have a guitar player. its pretty smooth, there is a touch of singing, but nothing that takes center stage. the bass is really grooving...i mean, come on, it is nathen east.

    they are worth a listen imo

  3. James Hart

    James Hart

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  4. TxBass


    Jul 3, 2002
    Frisco, Texas
    +1 simply awesome. :)
  5. mattsk42

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  6. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    The Rippingtons are a band that could fall in that category. Good music.

    Also Shadowfax, on the more artsy side.
  7. Gard

    Gard Commercial User

    Mar 31, 2000
    Greensboro, NC, USA
    General Manager, Roscoe Guitars
    Yellowjackets....Jimmy Haslip is a monster!
  8. burk48237

    burk48237 Supporting Member

    Nov 22, 2004
    Oak Park, MI
    +1, About the only "smooth jazz" I can stomach.
  9. Jazzin'

    Jazzin' ...Bluesin' and Funkin'

    Pat Metheny
    Lee Ritenour
    Those are two good jazz guitarists. I think you are going to have to accept listening to saxophones and trumpets if you really want to hear smooth jazz.
    Here are some good smooth jazz songs...
    Lonnie's Lament
    Blue Bossa
    Round Midnight
    Freddie Freeloader
    All Blues
    So What
    Goodbye Pork Pie Hat
    Watermelon Man
    Maiden Voyage
    Dolphin Dance
    On Green Dolphin Street
    My Favorite Things

    These are mostly standards.