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The Livejournal Smooth and Contemporary Jazz Club

A place for contemporary jazz enthusiasts to discuss, review and chill.

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All Members , Moderated
Welcome to the Livejournal Smooth and Contemporary Jazz Club! This is a place where enthusiasts of musical genres including smooth jazz (a.k.a. contemporary jazz), straight-ahead jazz, acid jazz and jazz/rock fusion can discuss their favorite artists, albums, concerts, what have you.

Everyone with even a passing interest is welcome to join! The more, the merrier, as they say. Please, however, take note of the following:

- If you've just joined, please take the time to write us a little self-introductory post. Who are you? What are your favorite artists? Favorite albums? Best concerts, in your opinion? Any information is welcome!

- No insulting other members. There are plenty of places to do that sort of thing on Livejournal, but the SJC isn't one of them.

- No groundless slamming of certain genres or recording artists. Unless you're willing to compose a thoughtful, well-reasoned post about why you don't like a certain something, just let it go.

In any case, have fun! That's what music is all about.

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A word about the term "smooth jazz:" I don't really like it. I think it gives the wrong impression as to what the music is. Preferring the less-used term "contemporary jazz," I feel that, tragically, the genre has been given a bad name by use of the word "smooth." You say "smooth," people think of sappy instrumental covers of pop tunes piped through mall restroom speakers. True enthusiasts know that this isn't what the music is all about.
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