Jazz for relaxation


Could you suggest me a couple of titles (CD)... I'm looking for jazz, most of the time slow, quite, calming, and harmonious enough to relax, if not meditate, on. Piano, double bass, whatever else...
Preferably to be recorded between '90th to present, with extremelly good quality.

Thanks!!
dmitrydr
Here are two nominations from the smooth jazz genre: Chris Botti's Thousand Kisses Deep and Jeff Golub's Do It Again. If you like these, there's a lot more.
Keith Jarrett - The Melody At Night, With You
Charles Lloyd - The Water Is Wide

Both these cd's are beautifully recorded and very "relaxing" to listen to. Also an excellent choice for a romantic candlelight dinner.
Pat Metheny - One Quiet Night
Liz Story - My Foolish heart
Eberhard Weber - Fluid Rustle

These are not in the "smooth" jazz category, they are just very meditative. I've fallen asleep to each of these more times than I can remember.
For me every jazz is relaxing:
Anthony Braxxton, Evan Parker, Huegh Hopper, Keith Tippett(if you know what I mean) FZ's "Uncle Meat"
May also dig on:
Another Cris Botti's "Night Sessions";
Basia "The Sweetest Illusion" and "Time and Tide";
Steely Dan "Gaucho", "Aja" and the new "Everything Must Go".
Sade "Smooth Operator"
Earl Klugh -- definately laid back jazz, but very well written. A little too "elevator music" sounding to me, but don't let that fool you. His music is more innovative than it sounds.

The quality of the recordings are suprisingly good.
I relax to a couple of CDs from Claude Bolling and Jean-Pierre Rampal named "Picnic Suite" and "Suite for Flute & Jazz Piano Trio No. 2". These are two terrific CDs full of flute and piano, just super melodies. Just go to Amazon and search for these and play the first track from each... you'll see what I mean. Anyone else own these, or know of these musicians?
Ric Sanders Group- Live In Lincoln Cathedral- acoustic violin, drums/percussion, acoustic guitar. Available through Music Direct. Order it today and thank me later!
Verve has released several collections of various artists called "Jazz Round Midnight". Each is mellow and very reasonably priced. Ben Webster is a personal favorite.

Jim Crane
Another good one is brad melhdau (sp?) Art of the trio.
If you like sax I and you want to keep it mellow, try one of Houston Persons releases on High Note. Very straight forward and assessible jazz Big, round, sax influenced sound. For some standards try "Sentimental Journey".
You should try John Zorn-Naked City.
Jazz at the pawnshop, billie holliday, count bassie orch, Diana Krall, Patricia Barber, David Benoit etc...

Vocal: Trio Medieval - Words of the Angel

I like everything on Referencerecording.com from the jazz section as well.

dave
"Late Night Brubeck".
Thanks to you all! I just forgot to mention that I prefer no vocal (not at all, but in this topic), just acoustic.

Marakanetz, I liked your comment. :) Though you like any jazz, I think it's still possible to narrow the results by the criteras provided, not everybode relaxes from just any jazz, some of it may be quite energizing, some nervous... Emotions in music are not always positive...
I would suggest 'Beyond The Missouri Sky' by Pat Matheny and Charlie Haden, both Missouri boys. Two acoustic instruments and very melodic. You should be able to find it at Tower, Barnes & Noble, or Borders.
Tord Gustavsen "Changing Places"
Tomasz Stanko "Soul of Things"
Bob's lastest List:

KENNY BARRON IMAGES VERVE
VINCENT HERRING MR. WIZARD HIGHNOTE
GREG OSBY PUBLIC BLUENOTE
CHARLES BLENZIG IT’S ABOUT TIME DOUBLE-TIME
JOHN SCOFIELD ENROUTE VERVE
WAYNE ESCOFFERY INTUITION NAGELHY
RICK SIMERLY OBSCURITY DOUBLE-TIME
JOHN LA BARBERA ON THE WILD SIDE JAZZCOMP
RUSSELL MALONE PLAYGROUND MAXJAZZ
JOAN STILES LOVE CALL ZOHO
STEFON HARRIS EVOLUTION BLUENOTE
JERRY BERGONZI LIVE GONZI DOUBLE-TIME
WARREN VACHE DREAM DANCING ARBORS
PETE MALINVERNI THE TEMPEST RESERVOIR
TOMASZ STANKO SUSPENDED NIGHT ECM
TINEKE POSTMA FIRST AVENUE MUNICH
MEL RHYNE TOMORROW YESTERDAY TODAY CRISSCROSS
MULGREW MILLER LIVE AT YOSHI’S 1 MAXJAZZ
STEVE DAVIS MEANT TO BE CRISSCROSS
DAVID KIKOSKI DETAILS CRISSCROSS
GIACOMO GATES CENTERPIECE ORIGIN
BILL CHARLAP SOMEWHERE BLUENOTE
DAVID LEIBMAN IN A MELLOW TONE ZOHO
MARK EISENMAN SWEET & LOVELY CORNERSTONE not available
MIKE LEDONNE SMOKIN’ OUT LOUD SAVANT
Since you mentioned you don't want any vocals, my recommendations are as follows :-

1) Fourplay - almost all of them are good
2) Acoustic Alchemy - The Best Of, Radio Contact
3) Earl Klugh - Collection album(somebody mentioned earlier)
4) David Benoit - The Best Of 1987-1995 (piano)