The Smooth Jazz Ride -- October 2009

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The Smooth Jazz Ride -- October 2009

Do you fancy yourself an authority on smooth jazz? Do you just want to see how much you know about our beloved genre? Well, test your knowledge right here!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following has had successful recordings as a member of three different groups while still maintaining his stature as a solo artist?
    • A. 

      Paul Taylor

    • B. 

      Norman Brown

    • C. 

      Rick Braun

  • 2. 
    Who, in 1990, after being a backup musician for 15 years and inspired by the group, Acoustic Alchemy, decided to start recording his own albums?   
    • A. 

      Craig Chaquico

    • B. 

      Chieli Minucci

    • C. 

      Peter White

  • 3. 
    Who is the Prince of Sophisticated Soul?
    • A. 

      Phil Perry

    • B. 

      Will Downing

    • C. 

      Victor Fields

  • 4. 
    What pianist, in 1973, playing for his high school’s senior prom, had the misfortune of having a 500-lb. grand piano collapse on him (he was unhurt, fortunately!) and continued to perform while the piano rested on two garbage cans?
    • A. 

      Joe McBride

    • B. 

      Tom Schuman

    • C. 

      David Benoit

  • 5. 
    What well-known world/new age duo, whose members have been together since 1979, has been credited with creating an innovative new expression for the acoustic guitar?
    • A. 

      Shahin & Sepehr

    • B. 

      Lara & Reyes

    • C. 

      Strunz & Farah

  • 6. 
    On which of these Fourplay albums did Larry Carlton make his debut studio appearance as a regular member of the group?
    • A. 

      4

    • B. 

      Elixir

    • C. 

      Snowbound

  • 7. 
    Which group of artists was once called The Three Tenors?
    • A. 

      Kenny G, Mekiel Reuben, Marion Meadows

    • B. 

      Kirk Whalum, Boots Randolph, Ed Calle

    • C. 

      Walter Beasley, Jackiem Joyner, Michael Ghegan

  • 8. 
    Which group was voted Group of the Year in the International category for the Canadian Smooth Jazz Awards in 2009?  
    • A. 

      The Rippingtons

    • B. 

      The Dangling Success

    • C. 

      Fourplay

  • 9. 
    Which of these vocalists recorded a tune with Arsenio Hall on her 1991 release?
    • A. 

      Randy Crawford

    • B. 

      Patti Austin

    • C. 

      Anita Baker

  • 10. 
    The album, "A Brighter Day," released in 2000, was nominated for a Grammy in the Best Contemporary Jazz Album category. Who recorded that album?
    • A. 

      Ronny Jordan

    • B. 

      Peter Legat

    • C. 

      Joyce Cooling

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