Definitions for jazzmanˈdʒæzˌmæn, -mən; -ˌmɛn, -mən
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jazz•man*ˈdʒæzˌmæn, -mən; -ˌmɛn, -mən(n.)(pl.)
a musician who plays jazz.
Category: Music and Dance
Origin of jazzman:
jazz musician, jazzman(noun)
a musician who plays or composes jazz music
A male member of a jazz band.
"Jazzman" is a 1974 song performed by Carole King, from her album Wrap Around Joy. King provided the sheet music for the song, while David Palmer wrote the lyrics. The song is best known for its lengthy saxophone solos, performed by Tom Scott, while King sings an ode to "the Jazzman" and the effect he has on her. Curtis Amy, saxophonist, composer, and former musical director for the Ray Charles band, was the "jazz man" of the song. The single quickly rose to No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in August 1974. The song also reached No. 4 on the Billboard easy listening chart. The B-side of the "Jazzman" single was "You Go Your Way, I'll Go Mine." The song was nominated for a Grammy Award in 1975 in the category Best Female Pop Vocal performance, losing out to Olivia Newton-John's song "I Honestly Love You". "Jazzman" was prominently featured in the Simpsons episode "'Round Springfield", in which Lisa Simpson sings the vocals while her friend Bleeding Gums Murphy plays the saxophone. Bonnie Koloc also recorded a song called "Jazzman" on her album After All This Time in 1971. Composed by Ed Holstein, a Chicago-based folk musician, this song was also recorded by Pure Prairie League, Steve Goodman, Tom Rush, Martin Simpson, and Bette Midler.
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