A couple of Enthne Vrianon's slow songs would do it.t
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Usually compilations I make into playlists, or out right burn to CD. Mostly the former.
On the whole though, hartman, Prysock, or Ella. Dave Koz "At the Movies" is easy enough without being mindless fodder.
At home though, where keeping ones eyes open isn't as important, the cable ch that plays the mindless weird stuff, filled with everything from forest critters to ocean waves breaking onto the shore with a compliment of strings or the like.
The only thing I can't stand on that ch is flute playing, like Pan Fir... I can't get to the remote quick enough when he comes on.... it's as bad to me as the bluegrass remakes on pop music hits.
Arvo Pärt, "Alina", on ECM. May be a little subtle for traffic but it's great at bedtime.
Almost any of the a capella Renaissance masses. Performers include the Tallis Scholars on Gimell, the Clerks' Group on ACV, the Huelgas Ensemble on Sony and Harmonia Mundi. Composers include Josquin Desprez, Ockeghem, Pipelare, Byrd, Lobo and lots more. If these are all new to you, try the Ockeghem Requiem (Clerks, ACV) or the Richafort Requiem for Josquin (Huelgas, Harmonia Mundi).
Le Pas du Chat Noir by the Anouar Brahem Trio.
Hey, Kind of Blue, but you already thought of that one.
Philip Glass : Aguas da Amazonia
Tord Gustavsen Trio : Being There
Pat Metheny and Charlie Haden "Missouri Sky," Antonio Forcione and Charlie Haden "Heartplay," Richard Stoltzman "Begin Sweet World" and "Dreams," Enrico Pieranunzi "Ballads," Charlie Haden and Kenny Barron "Nightfall," Charlie Haden and Gonzalo Rubacalba "Nocturne" and "Land of the Sun," Van Morrison "Poetic Champions Compose."
Most of the older ambient music series by Brian Eno, a favorite among those would be Discreet Music. Nick Drake would do it for me to. I'm on board with Tobias for peacing out to Arvo Part's Alina, or Brahems Paws of the Black Cat - both are superb. In a very odd, hypnotic sense, try "Jesus Blood Never Failed Me Yet" by Gavin Bryars (with a little bit at the end by Tom Waits). Not for everyone though.
Paul Rose The Learning Curve is a very relaxing listen. This is Acoustic Guitar Instrumental music mostly with a few songs with vocals. You can find this on cd baby or Paul has a Myspace page as well. He is a talented Guitar player from the UK. His Electric Guitar albums are good also. Promises is one of his latest releases and it really is wonderful. He has a new cd coming out soon.