Greeting’s everyone! The article below was written back in April of this year, but for some reason are another it’s just now creating a little more attention from smoothjazz fans. Agree or not, for what it’s worth check it out.
Excerpt: Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears. I come to bury smooth jazz, not to praise it. The evil that radio formats do lives after them; the good is oft interred with their gimmicky call letters. So let it be with smooth jazz.
In recent months, the continual format shuffle that is inevitable in corporate-controlled radio cast a shadow over a previously successful corner of the “jazz” world. In February and March of 2008, “smooth jazz” stations in New York and Washington, DC shifted formats to rock, leaving two of the nation’s largest radio markets free of Kenny G, Chris Botti, Dave Koz, and Spyro Gyra.- Will Layman | “PopMatters.com”
Go here, for the complete article written by jazz critic Will Layman.