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Genre: cool jazz

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Parent Genre: jazz

Cool jazz is a subgenre of jazz that emerged in the 1950s. It is characterized by a relaxed and laid-back style, with a focus on melodic improvisation and subtle harmonies. Cool jazz often features a smaller ensemble, with a muted trumpet or saxophone as the lead instrument. The genre is known for its smooth and sophisticated sound, and its influence can be heard in many modern jazz styles.


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Saxophone, Piano, Trumpet, Vibraphone, Guitar, Clarinet, Trombone, Drum Kit, Double Bass, Electric Guitar, Bass Guitar, Vocals, Organ, Horn Section

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Most popular cool jazz albums

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Chet Baker Sings
1956
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Volume 2 (Vol. 2)
1956
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Night Lights (Expanded Edition)
1963
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Amoroso
1977
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Getz/Gilberto
1964
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2 Trumpets
1956
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Somethin' Else (Rudy Van Gelder Edition)
1958
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Jazz & Alchemy
2011
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You Must Believe In Spring (Remastered Version)
1981
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Besame Mucho
1956
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Happy Moods
1960
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Compact Jazz
1987
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Collection of the Best Big Bands - Woody Herman, Vol. 1 (Remastered)
2018
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Take Ten
1990
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The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady
1963

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List of cool jazz artists

Here is a list of cool jazz artists on Spotify, ranked based on popularity, who exemplifies the cool jazz genre. You can find out what cool jazz genre sounds like where you can preview artists or sort them the way you want, just click the headers to sort.

#namepopularityfollowers
1 63 445100
2 59 685990
3 49 618238
4 48 158455
5 45 463457
6 43 75291
7 54 209561
8 40 116066
9 60 2530918
10 37 49982
11 47 299269
12 45 101843
13 47 407767
14 62 1141777
15 38 21948
16 42 157008
17 33 32448
18 39 28358
19 62 621383
20 39 35018
21 34 16767
22 45 74358
23 37 30032
24 43 26342
25 40 60495
26 40 36866
27 32 10088
28 42 33198
29 31 5627
30 41 15251
31 39 10764
32 31 19314
33 31 5159
34 24 29091
35 30 6421
36 24 2231
37 16 2860
38 13 4814
39 15 3329
40 20 2917
41 20 1070
42 16 990
43 15 1504
44 15 2229
45 8 594
46 6 1485
47 5 714
48 5 248
49 4 910
50 4 627
51 3 46
52 2 196
53 2 447
54 2 564
55 2 116
56 1 307
57 1 2268
58 1 44

cool jazz playlist created by Chosic

Enjoy this playlist of popular cool jazz music. We made this playlist using an algorithm created by our team.