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You should get a ton of good recommendations. Nearly all the Bobo Stenson recordings might work and they have a pretty low processed cheese content. Might also want to try:
Kirk Lightsey Trio/Goodbye Mr. Evans
Steve Kuhn/Mostly Ballads
Enrico Pieranunzi/Untold Story
Wayne Horvitz/Sweeter Than The Day
Peter Erskine/Live At Rocco
Diary, an album by Ralph Towner of Oregon from 1973 features him on both piano and guitars(12 string and classical) and is highly recommended for your purposes. I also can second the recommendations for fellow ECM artists:
Ketil Bjornstad "The River" and "The Sea".
Peter Erskine" Time Being", "As It Is", "You Never Know" in trio format with John Taylor on piano.
BoBo Stenson "Serenity".
Vassilis Tsabropoulos "Achirana" Trio format. All the above are in an introspective contemporary style.
Also consider most of the classic Bill Evans albums from the early 60s.
Not just piano but vocals plus piano recommendations;
Stacy Kent comes to mind. Any of her collections except perhaps her latest "The Boy Next Door" which I find is leaning towards pop.
Also try her hubby's (Jim Tomlinson) release of "Brazilian Sketches". His sax playing is addictive plus Stacey apppearing in some of the tracks. A marriage made in heaven, I mean the voice & the sax playing too :-).
I recently discovered Dave's True Story "Nature" which is pretty relaxing as well.
Ill second those thoughts on Peter Erskine and of course Bill Evans "Waltz for Debby".Someone else that may be of iterest to you is a gentleman by the "naim" of Laurence Hobgood, Playing since the age of six at a prepatory school in Dallas TX. Has a strong background in classical study which comes through in his improvisational skills. A very well educated pianist ,his college years spent at U.of IL. in Champaign/Urbana,has performed with other artists such as Paul Wertico and Kurt Elling among many others.You can find him on the "NAIM"record lable ,. This artists music is also found on the Blue Note lable titled "Close Your Eyes' with which he produced and co-arranged along with Paul Wertico and Kurt Elling this was nominated for a grammy. Someone else worth seeking out IMHO.Regards/Tim...
Ray Bryant is a soulful player with great chops but never assaults you with them. His music can make you happy at the purely sensory level, but also rewards the musically aware. Not super well known but is one of my automatic recommendations to people who don't know jazz but would like something accessible to listen to. His Montreux '77 concert album is great, but I like all of his Cadet and EmArcy stuff too.
I like David Benoit. "The Best of David Benoit 1987-1995" is worth looking at. Dave Brubeck's music which is less busy-sounding might suit your description better. To each his own.
Just a side note. You may want to sample short music clips from tower records webpage to see if the music suits your listening taste prior to purchasing the albums.