Now yoy're into my era(s). Having Johnny Hartman wailing in "My One And Only Love" with John Coltrane providing subdued tenor sax accompaniment has been my third guest in many a tryst. Ditto with the Modern Jazz Quartet ("Autumn In New York"), Billy Eckstein crooning "Tenderly" or Paul Gonsalves literally smoking in a very balladish-tempoed "Over The Rainbow." Oh, the joy of the ballad!!
The big quote would have to be from old Willy Shakespeare:
"If music be the food of love
Play on, play on
Give me excess of it
So I may sicken and so die."
It's amazing, how positively younger guests have reacted to previously unexposed-to music in a tryst environment. Of course, the ever-present red wine and fireplace (in fall/winter) are added enhancements. Ahhhh!! I smack my lips at recollections.
Ditto me in my younger days. "Too Young To Go Steady" was my Nat specialty. Of course we can go on forever with just about anything slow-tempoed from Stan Getz and Kenny Barron, particulary "I Remember Clifford." And the relatively new boy with adventurous renderings of old favorites, Mr. Kurt Elling. Oh boy, I'm ready to pull out my old Selmer and give it a crank right now!
This download technology and custom CD compilation and burning has truly put me in puppy dog heaven.
Too Young To Go Steady is also one of my Nat "King" Cole favorites, as are Answer Me My Love and A Blossom Fell! If you are into mood music, don't miss my #1 favorite, Happy New Year-----it is only on the two CD set entitled This Is Nat "King" Cole.