What' 80's Jazz To Buy?

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  1. gkarris macrumors 604

    gkarris

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    Didn't there used to be a Music Thread? I asked a question there years ago about a 70's group and people answered it (such Pros)!

    I guess I post here - feeling really old.

    I'm a total 80's child (went to H.S. and College in the 80's... owned an Atari 2600, etc... ;) ).

    Didn't really listen to Jazz, but memories are coming back.

    What Jazz was popular back then that I should purchase?

    Sort of like the music in this old Centel commercial showing off the "New Cellular Phone" (LOL).

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ptbJZ9HBw2k

    I did a little research and it sounds sort of like David Benoit. ;)

    Thanks!
     
  2. Lyle macrumors 68000

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    When I think back to my high school days (also during the 80's... sigh...) some of the names that come to mind are Michael Brecker (also with his brother Randy, as the Brecker Brothers), David Sanborn (he used to sit in a lot with David Letterman's band back then), the Yellowjackets, and Spirogyra. I know there are a bunch more that I'm forgetting.
     
  3. leekohler macrumors G5

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    Not jazz per se- but who could ignore Sade's Promise?

    Definitely jazz influenced and undeniably their most complex and best record.
     
  4. dmr727 macrumors G3

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    I agree. Good album!

    I always found it funny how sax solos were really big in 80s pop music. So greasy! :D
     
  5. bradl macrumors 68040

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    The first single came out in 1989, so I'll call it an '80s album though it came out in mid '90. But Saxuality by Candy Dulfer would be a great one to grab. Lily Was Here was co-produced by David Stewart, of Eurythmics fame.

    She was hot back then, too.. still is now. She's on tour in the US with Dave Koz if you'd like to catch her.

    BL.
     
  6. gkarris thread starter macrumors 604

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    Got that one - a classic. She did make it to the Pop Scene...

    Any more? Will go hunting them down this weekend at the used records, err, CD shops... ;)
     

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