Albums of Smooth Jazz music

The term "smooth jazz music" is used to define fluent, peaceful, and restful melodies. This style is a combination of the sound of wind instruments and violin performed by skillful artists. This kind of jazz emerged in the US in 1960-1970s and still remains popular.

General characteristics and history

Smooth jazz music is the result of fusion of such styles like rhythm and blues, funk, rock and pop (all of them are available for download at our online store), reflecting all the soft sides of sound. In general, this direction often relies not on the usual improvisation, but on rhythm and coherence of music. In creation of smooth jazz mp3s, musicians often use funk rhythms, synth sounds, funky bass, alto and soprano sax, and elastic audio lines of trumpet and guitar. All of these details are clearly noticeable while listening to compositions in lossless quality (we provide tracks in MP3 or FLAC formats). However, the instrument, which has become the most commonly associated with top smooth jazz songs, is saxophone.

In the 1990s, there appeared a tendency of secondariness in smooth jazz new releases: it has become the background music for different events, which led to the emergence of many repetitive, stereotyped tracks. However, in our online store there are examples of mature, sensual music, designed for a sophisticated listener. A typical example of smooth jazz hits of the 1970s is the composition "Tell Me a Bedtime Story" by Quincy Jones. This is a really chilling song, which inspires and cheers up.  On the other hand, one of the popular smooth jazz songs of 1990s is "Between the Sheets" by Fourplay.

Outstanding representatives and songs

This popular style of music is not intellectual like hard bop, but not too vigorous as funky jazz too. Songs of the best smooth jazz artists sound simplistically and superficially, and the collective sound is more important than parts played by each instrument separately. The list of the best smooth jazz musicians includes:

  • Kenny G;
  • Fourplay;
  • Spyro Gyra;
  • Fausto Papetti;
  • Dave Koz;
  • Cassandra Wilson.

Their songs are available for purchase or download at our web site under the appropriate category. Be sure to download their albums or compositions in lossless FLAC format.

Thus far, there is a considerable number of tunes recorded in this style and it is rather difficult to choose the top ones among them. However, according to the opinion of music critics and common listeners, the best smooth jazz songs ever are the following:

  • Bobby Womack - "California Dreaming";
  • Bill Withers - "Ain't No Sunshine";
  • Kenny G  - "Songbird";
  • Barry White - "Love's Theme";
  • Bobby McFerrin - "Don't Worry, Be Happy";
  • Elsa Soares - "Mas Que Nada".

Many of the greatest songs of the mentioned list were recorded several decades ago. Therefore, it seems appropriate to distinguish hits of new smooth jazz download:

  • Big Shot by 3rd Force;
  • Overdrive by The JT Project;
  • Ready Steady Flow by Chris Standring;
  • D-Luxe by Darren Rahn;
  • Fool Me Once by Lindsey Webster.

So, you can purchase both new and old tracks in FLAC or MP3 format, which will serve as a great background for any event or for personal use.