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  #90 - A Family Affair   #89 - Jazz Brothers   #88 - Swingin' Along Down the Road   #87 - Friday Night Meets Sunday Morning   #86 - A Trio of Suites   #85 - Sun   #84 - Rain   #83 - Turning It Around   #82 - Reflecting on Human Interaction   #81 - Bouncing Angular   #80 - Horace Ward Martin Tavares Silver   #79 - Poetry, Jazz, and the Beat   #78 - Slightly Bigger Band   #77 - Jazz in 3:00 Time   #76 - Deep Exploration   #75 - Remembrance   #74 - Reflection   #73 - Celebration   #72 - Have Yourself a Very Merry Xmas   #71 - A Not So Blue Xmas   #70 - The Twelve Swings of Christmas   #69 - Blue Hue Review No. 4   #68 - Autumn   #67 - A Point in Time   #66 - Jazz from Outer Space   #65 - An Hour's Slice   #64 - Bad or Blue?   #63 - The Number Four   #62 - Sir Charles Birdingly Parker   #61 - Groovin' Along   #60 - Affirming the Goal   #59 - Taking a Walk Outside   #58 - Improv Is What It's About   #57 - Swingin' Songs   #56 - Tracks in Between   #55 - Winding Down   #54 - Afro-Cuban Sounds   #53 - Big Band and Boogie   #52 - Spring Has Sprung   #51 - 1 Brecker, 2, and 3   #50 - Thought About Thinking   #49 - Hard Bop and Some Blues   #48 - Something Old and Something New   #47 - Soul Jazz   #46 - Subtly Swingin'   #45 - Just Because   #44 - Yuletide Treats   #43 - Piano, Weather, and the Donald   #42 - Trying Something New   #41 - Blue Hue Review No. 3   #40 - Female Vocalists   #39 - Jazz in TV   #38 - Chillin' Out   #37 - Nocturnal Thoughts   #36 - Magic, Piano, and Blues   #35 - Exploration and Exposition   #34 - Latin Jazz   #33 - Remembering Sunday Nite   #32 - Organized   #31 - Good Vibes   #30 - Rent Party   #29 - Top Notch Listening Music   #28 - A Jazz Oasis   #27 - Jazz Rock Fusion   #26 - Jazz in Uncommon Time   #25 - Steve Allen Interviews   #24 - Straight Talk   #23 - Jazz for Listening   #22 - Big Band Jazz   #21 - Musical Joy   #20 - Cool School   #19 - Hot and Mellow   #18 - Blue Hue Review No. 2   #17 - Stretching the Edge   #16 - Christmas Jazz   #15 - Simple Creativity   #14 - Creative Expression   #13 - Celebration of Song   #12 - Playing in Jazz Band   #11 - Blue Hue Review No. 1   #10 - Deep Cuts     #9 - Favorite Chair     #8 - People, Past and Present     #7 - Musical Tootsie Pop     #6 - Audio Odyssey     #5 - Feeling Good     #4 - Cruising in San Francisco     #3 - Running the Circuit     #2 - Ground Transportation     #1 - Art at Its Best

#226 The Quiet Storm


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During the 1980s and 1990s a contemporary urban sound came on the seen driven in part by the early work of Inner City Broadcasting. This was The Quiet Storm, a smooth, electric, funky crossover of jazz, soul, and fusion that would dominate the "jazz" airwaves for a couple decades. Although it was definitely commercial in its endeavor, there were some artistic achievements that happened along the way. This format has long since been relegated to the HD-2 channels of FM broadcasting and streaming media, so in this hour we will explore the sounds of the The Quiet Storm.

     
Artist Track Album
Sunwind Happy Tune The Sun Below
R+R=NOW Respond Collagically Speaking
Michael Brecker Sea Glass Michael Brecker
Us3 Make Tracks Hand on the Torch
Herbie Hancock Fat Mama Fat Albert Rotunda
Dan Fogelberg & Tim Weisberg Lahaina Luna Twin Sons of Different Mothers
Dale Jacobs Patch Bay Dale Jacobs & Cobra
Spyro Gyra Morning Dance Access All Areas
Patti Austin Body Language Body Language
Al Jarreau Agua de Beber Glow
Rodney Franklin Felix Leo You'll Never Know