Watercolors vs. Real Jazz

Discussion in 'Jazz, Blues, Standards, Ambient' started by Bandit 5160, Dec 23, 2008.

  1. Bandit 5160

    Bandit 5160 Member

    I am not really heavy into jazz, so I'm wondering how these two channels differ in what they play. And which would kave the most "jazz" as I think of it...with someone playing a saxophone!
  2. craptacular

    craptacular New Member

    They both have jazz and they both have saxophone jazz. It's just that Watercolors plays more contemporary jazz(ie, more electric bass, electric drums, a lot more studio produced stuff)

    Real Jazz has chicago jazz, classic jazz, wynton marsalis type stuff.
  3. palancar

    palancar New Member

    Watercolors is what they call Smooth Jazz. I think its elevator music and some times they play R&B like Luther Vandross, Boyz II Men, and Sade. Pure Jazz is the classics, what most people will think of when you hear jazz. Artists like Duke Ellington, Louie Armstrong, Coltrane, Miles Davis.
  4. MadisonRadio1

    MadisonRadio1 MadisonRadio

    I like both but much favor Watercolors. I would say in the past fifteen-twenty years, that smooth jazz has popularized jazz and opened the door for new listeners to sample true jazz. Although it may be that pure jazz fans would disagree strongly with that notion.
  5. satrad65

    satrad65 Member

    I like both Watercolors and Real Jazz, but I prefer Real Jazz. Great music!
  6. Jon

    Jon Well-Known Member

    There is a lot of good stuff in the smooth jazz genre nowadays, but the classics will never lose their luster.
  7. fuzzy dunlop

    fuzzy dunlop New Member

    easy Real Jazz plays real jazz..Watercolors plays mediocre elevator muzak
  8. MadisonRadio1

    MadisonRadio1 MadisonRadio

    Watercolors will pay all day tribute to the passing of Oklahoma basketball star and smooth jazz artist Wayman Tisdale, Sunday.
  9. MadisonRadio1

    MadisonRadio1 MadisonRadio

    Maysa and Incognito, Gabrielle Anders are some of my favorites on Watercolors
  10. SIRIUSaboutXM

    SIRIUSaboutXM DRC Special Contributor


    JAM Celebrity DJ Show: Earl Klugh
    Fri 4/1 @ 11:00 am ET
    Watercolors celebrates Jazz Appreciation Month all April long with an amazing lineup of contemporary jazz talent! Today, Watercolors kicks off the celebration with master guitarist Earl Klugh as your celebrity DJ. The 12-time Grammy nominee, who has played with everyone from Jimmy Buffet to George Benson, continues to carry the torch for jazz music and its legendary musicians. Hear Earl Klugh perform live from the SiriusXM Studios, sharing songs and stories on what jazz appreciation means to him. > Rebroadcast: Sat 4/2 2:00 pm ET
  11. HecticArt

    HecticArt Administrator

    Earl Klugh is awesome!
    I'm going to try to tune in tomorrow. As always, thanks Mike!
  12. MadisonRadio1

    MadisonRadio1 MadisonRadio

    Maysa (formally of Incognito) will be in the Watercolors studio, this Friday 11am
  13. Wolf

    Wolf The Lone Wolf

    I listen to jazz once in a blue moon and these are two equally good format stations. That kinda why I put them up against one another in the 2011 SiriusXM Music Channels Tournament, but anyway if I had to choose I prefer Watercolors.
  14. MadisonRadio1

    MadisonRadio1 MadisonRadio

    How do you like Watercolors new channel (SMX 66)
  15. MadisonRadio1

    MadisonRadio1 MadisonRadio

    Now there is a another option for the midnight, early morning listerner. HUR Voices, Channel 141, has a program called Softones, I've heard now and then since the beginning of the year. Enjoyable stuff. Closer to Watercolors then Real Jazz.
  16. ai4i

    ai4i Member

    Just one oppinion:
    Real Jazz is to Water Colors as Chuck Berry was to Pat Boone.
  17. MadisonRadio1

    MadisonRadio1 MadisonRadio

    I enjoy the Gallery :bluecool:
  18. HecticArt

    HecticArt Administrator

    I had Real Jazz on all day today. Never even thought about changing stations.

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  19. sjam613

    sjam613 Member

    I typically go to Real Jazz
    Or Escape during dinner time.
  20. SIRIUSaboutXM

    SIRIUSaboutXM DRC Special Contributor

    Real Jazz has a great show I always either listen or record on Sundays after A Night At Dizzy’s called Beyond Jazz. Usually starts around 5:15 and goes for 2 hours.

    The greats of the Jazz-fusion era, stars of modern eclectic and acoustic jazz, new jazz singers, jambands, acid jazz and techno jazz.

    There was a channel on XM before the merger that did this 24/7. Was a fantastic Channel!


    Beyond Jazz - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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