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Though smooth jazz has some fierce and vociferous detractors, during the peak of its popularity — between the late 80s and early 00s — it attracted a huge audience in America, where it became a highly influential radio format and helped the aforementioned artists sell truckloads of albums…. For those wondering where smooth jazz came from, its roots can be traced back to the early 60s. Though some criticised him for it, Montgomery broadened his audience and increased his sales figures.
I remember it. That sounds good still! Add in a song whose lyrics and melody had to be overhauled, potential record-company legal hurdles, and an argument-starting vocal effect? Clive Davis currently chief creative officer at Sony Music : We really had not interacted for many, many years, and he asked if I would come to Radio City to see him perform there. I thought it would be great to see him again. If you worked with someone closely, they were part of your life every day, and even if you sort of changed jobs, the connection is still there. So the idea of going to see him was emotionally appealing to me. We had shared some spectacular times many years earlier. Davis: When I talked with him later, he said that his kids, who were then teenagers, never really heard him on the radio. He said that he was asked who was he most in touch with from those days when he was on the radio and he said me.