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Smooth Jazz

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VIII : Genres: North America

The Continuum International, 2012

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...The term ‘ smooth jazz’ describes the commercially successful, though critically derided, genre of jazz that emerged in the 1970s and became the best-selling style of jazz by the 1980s and the fastest-growing radio format...

San Diego, CA

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume IV : Locations: North America

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: – 1,264,600 (2004) San Diego, the seventh-largest city in the United States and the second-largest in California, is located 100 miles (160 km) south of Los Angeles, close to the Mexican border....

Seattle, WA

Dave Laing

Dave Laing is the author of several books on popular music and a former editor of Music Week. Former Research Fellow at the University of Westminster where he conducted research on the music industry. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume IV : Locations: North America

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: (city) 563,374, (region) 3,275,847 (2000) Seattle, Washington is situated on the Puget Sound on the Pacific northwest coast. The area was home to the Duwamish tribe of Native Americans before...

Jazz-Rock

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VIII : Genres: North America

The Continuum International, 2012

Encyclopedia Articles

...The term ‘jazz-rock’ describes a style of jazz that emerged in the late 1960s and flourished throughout the 1970s, becoming the most commercially successful style of jazz during that decade. Sometimes called ‘jazz-rock fusion’ or simply...

Jazz

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VIII : Genres: North America

The Continuum International, 2012

Encyclopedia Articles

...Jazz emerged as a distinct musical form in the United States in the early decades of the twentieth century and is primarily of African-American origin. Its early influences are held to encompass elements of African and European music...