Many pieces by Thelonious Monk.
Patti - Oh, this is wonderful! I'm glad you featured it.
The "Two for the Road" soundtrack by Henry Mancini is one of my favorites, perhaps because it's one of my favorite movies.Jeff M.
Monk is just great, isn't he?One of my favorites too, Jeff.
Almost anything from Windham Hill in the 1980s & 1990s; those "Pure Moods" CDs; Miles Davis's "Kind of Blue"; John Coltrane's "A Love Supreme"; Astrid Gilberto; the list goes on....
Ha. What was "disruptive" when new (certainly Monk, A LOVE SUPREME, to some extent KIND OF BLUE) is now Mellow. Plus ca change.And, of course, I'm reminded of Miles Davis's voluble resentment of A LOVE SUPREME and Coltane's other "anti-jazz"...moreso of albums to follow, but still it boiled down to How dare you not be my tool.Music doesn't relax me. If I'm not engaging with the music consciously, it tends to be offputting noise, at least eventually.
I have come to the point that I listen to mostly quiet music. The constant noise in my head needs taming.
Stan Getz & Astrud Gilberto.Jeff M.
I'm with Deb: Windham Hill specialized in relaxing music. I still listen to those CDs.
This is good late night stuff: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KSgwOhGwbhw
Love it, Paul. Thanks!
"Escales" by Jacques Ibert. I first heard it on a vinyl record titled Ports of Call, but now I have a CD with it and some other pieces by him.
...and a lot of Debussey's music.
I really like Erik Satie, certain jazz (including the Coltranes) and sort of spacey international stuff for background. Also add'l quiet classical works.
The soundtrack to THE PIANO (music by Michael Nyman)The soundtrack to STRAIGHT STORY (music by Angelo Badalamenti of "Twin Peaks" fame)Anything by Paul Winter Consort
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