Hi, I was hoping some of you that have extensive jazz knowledge could suggest some good late night, atmospheric jazz albums to listen to. You know the kind - like in the movies when the weary detective comes home and pours a big tumbler of scotch, and he lives in a house or apartment that seems way beyond the means of a civil servant, and puts on some cool, sexy jazz. And definitely instrumental only. Thanks in advance.
Andre Previn - 3CD's on Telarc with Previn, Mundell Lowe or Joe Pass, and Ray Brown. "Old Friends", "Uptown" and "After Hours", great after dinner jazz, I think. Previn and solo piano "Alone" and one of my favorites, Andre Previn and Thomas Stevens (trumpet) play a classic american songbook.
Houston Person on Blue Note - most any will fit your bill - try "My Romance" and/or "In a Sentimental Mood".
Charlie Haden on Verve - "Beyond the Missouri Sky", 'Land of the Sun" and "Night and the City".
This is a random choice, just out of head, kind of albhabet of jazz. If you like something, its easy to search for more on ytube, or just ask for more information if you hear something that you really like....
Keith Jarrett, Charlie Haden-Jasmine,Last dance Keith Jarrett-Melody at Night With You, lots of his standards trio stuff Dave Peck-Solo, Good Road, Dave Peck Trio Frank Morgan-You Must Believe In spring, A Lovesome Thing Grover Washington Jr-Winelight, All mYTomrrows, Togethering All the Charlie Haden Quartet West cds pretty much are in the ballpark Getz/Gilberto Ralph Towner/Paolo Presco-Chiaroscuro Pat Metheny-One Quiet Night, Map Of The World, Whats It All About Joe Pass-Songs For Ellen, Unforgettable Earl Klugh-Naked Guitar, Ballads, Late night Guitar Miles Davis-Ballads, All Blues, Round Midnight, Quiet Nights, Sketches Of Spain Jim Hall with Charlie Haden-Live in Montreal Bill Evans-almost everything Bill Frisell-lots of his stuff is also very mellow
@joekapahulu,@alexatpos and all other contributors. Thanks for many evenings of happy listening. I’ll contribute soon. I find Paul Desmond’s sound rather magical. Andre Previn has some goodies. Paul Desmond and the guy with the bigger sax have given me pleasure. Stephane Grappelli comes to mind. Some 50’s and 60’s trios with vibes will come to me.