Smooth Jazz Sunday: Jumpin’ Off

By now, my regular readers should be able to tell that I’m a huge Richard Elliot fan. He was the first artist to be featured on what is now Smooth Jazz Sunday, and I’ve also featured a song from his latest release. Today I’m reaching back in his catalog to 1997, to a song called “Jumpin’ Off.”

This song has stayed with me throughout the last twenty (!) years, whether on a smooth jazz mixtape, just randomly playing it when I think about how it glides along, or using it as a starting song, or a “jumpin’ off” point. Elliot is one of the current standard bearers of the smooth jazz scene, and he’s been doing his thing now for almost twenty-five years. That’s a pretty good career, I’d say. Certainly it’s been quite a journey for him from his days playing in the Tower of Power horn section.

Usually the Smooth Jazz Sunday goes up early on that day, but I didn’t have anything written early today. But at least on the east coast of the U.S., it is still Sunday, so I made the deadline. Wherever you are, I hope you enjoy this song, and whatever is left of your Sunday. If it’s Monday, I hope it gets off to a great start. As always, thanks for reading and listening.

32 Replies to “Smooth Jazz Sunday: Jumpin’ Off”

    1. Jazz music can never get old that’s for sure. Passion is always the best form of expression. Speaking of Jazz, we are a start up travel company and we’re currently promoting the Borneo Jazz festival in Miri, Sarawak in East Malaysia from the 12-13th May 2017. We’ve got some dirt cheap – packages. Come jazz as you are! . Do check it out!

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    1. Jazz music can never get old that’s for sure. Passion is always the best form of expression. Speaking of Jazz, we are a start up travel company and we’re currently promoting the Borneo Jazz festival in Miri, Sarawak in East Malaysia from the 12-13th May 2017. We’ve got some dirt cheap – packages. Come jazz as you are! . Do check it out!

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    1. Jazz music can never get old that’s for sure. Passion is always the best form of expression. Speaking of Jazz, we are a start up travel company and we’re currently promoting the Borneo Jazz festival in Miri, Sarawak in East Malaysia from the 12-13th May 2017. We’ve got some dirt cheap – packages. Come jazz as you are! . Do check it out!

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    1. Jazz music can never get old that’s for sure. Passion is always the best form of expression. Speaking of Jazz, we are a start up travel company and we’re currently promoting the Borneo Jazz festival in Miri, Sarawak in East Malaysia from the 12-13th May 2017. We’ve got some dirt cheap – packages. Come jazz as you are! . Do check it out!

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  1. It’s Monday for me and this tune certainly has the vibe to help wake me up. It also matches your passionately red makeover. I don’t have much Richard Elliot in my collection but I thought you might enjoy this one with guess who on vocals.

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    1. Good day to you, Chevvy! I’ve been moving kinda slowly today since it is a day off for me, and for many others. President’s Day (as it is known) has taken on a whole new meaning this year, for sure.

      Jeffrey Osborne! That voice will keep him getting work as long as he sounds as good as he does. He’s been on songs for The Rippingtons and Euge Groove as well, to name a couple of smooth jazz artists he’s worked with before. This is a good song; thanks for sharing it with us!

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      1. Hello Tracy. I guess the good thing is having a holiday on a Monday. But I hear you on what day it is. I reckon we’d feel the same here. Yeah Jeffrey is smooth isn’t he?
        It’s raining buckets here. Now tell me what I should be listening to on a rainy day.πŸ˜€

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  2. Jazz music can never get old that’s for sure. Passion is always the best form of expression. Speaking of Jazz, we are a start up travel company and we’re currently promoting the Borneo Jazz festival in Miri, Sarawak in East Malaysia from the 12-13th May 2017. We’ve got some dirt cheap – packages. Come jazz as you are! . Do check it out!

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