Well I seem to be forging right along with my questions of the week, so here we go. I work with a lot of jazz 'purists' on the trad scene. Some of them even insist that 'scatting' takes away from the tunes of the Great American Songbook. I do a lot of blues, but I feel that jazz and blues are holding hands so that's okay to me. However, now that Real2thebone has raised the question of What is Smooth Jazz, I'll take it further and ask, "When does it stop being jazz?". Is there a beat or phrase coupling that just causes you to say wait a minute, this ain't jazz? On this jazz site, we have many different styles of music. Definitely some R&B and I think I may have heard some Reggae also. For those of who gig often, I know that sometimes jazz is the last music you actually get to play, but I'm always interested in what others are thinking and feeling. The lines are open.