I finally took a neighbor up on his offer to let me borrow some of his smooth jazz cd's. I love this type of music, the kind you can just play in the backround and just vibe to. Unfortunately I found quite a few of these recordings to be lacking in quality.
Its a tad frustrating, jazz and classical in my opinion are one of the most critical genres that demand recording excellence.... each instrument has its own personality and should be given justice.. I find that not to be the case with classical, seems the four jazz cd's I have is taking a simular path.
Any suggestions gentlemen???
Just a hint on my tastes -
Classical, I can go for anything, but its got to have style, mood, generally from very soothing and calm to incredibly intense.
Jazz, guitar is great! Piano is good too. Not to keen on most jazz vocals - Diana Krall is an exception of course. Im looking for something more along the lines of "weather channel forecast" music...