View Full Version : Searching for sultry jazz music


IceHand
11-20-2008, 09:58 AM
Do you have any recommendations for sultry jazz music? In particular I'm searching for something that's similar to "What you feel (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFsFnzOCbKw)" from Buffy the Vampire Slayer's episode Once More With Feeling (the song itself isn't that great, but I like the style and I don't have any other examples at hand).

zelda_pinwheel
11-20-2008, 11:53 AM
hmmm... i know i can do better than this, but these are the first names i thought of... i'll try to think of more.

Chet Baker (http://www.deezer.com/#music/result/all/chet%20baker) perhaps ?

shirley bassey (http://www.deezer.com/#music/result/all/shirley%20bassey) ! like big spender (http://www.deezer.com/track/919148) for instance...

or maybe some miles davis (http://www.deezer.com/track/988441).

john coltrane (http://www.deezer.com/#music/result/all/john%20coltrane) should be on every jazz playlist.

some etta james (http://www.deezer.com/track/1559468) songs...

Della Reese (http://www.deezer.com/track/345972)

Summertime (http://www.deezer.com/track/730845) by Michael Bublé


also you can just let deezer propose more stuff until you find someone else you like. you can make your own playlist or listen to a smartradio.

zelda_pinwheel
11-20-2008, 12:20 PM
pfff. how could i forget ella fitzgerald (http://www.deezer.com/track/2269343). she's pretty sultry sometimes.

zelda_pinwheel
11-20-2008, 12:26 PM
Anita O'Day (http://www.deezer.com/track/317681).

DixieGal
11-20-2008, 01:19 PM
In Barcelona, our hotel had piped in elevator music in all the rooms. It was either "on" or "off," but there was no adjusting it for volume or content.

It was FANTASTIC! Slow smokey contemporary jazz in a language we didn't speak fluently, so we had to listen to the velvety texture of the music without thinking about the song.

Although it was odd to have this piped in music, we really enjoyed it. We have tried to find it again, but no luck so far. I almost wonder if it was in Catalan instead of Spanish, because we have sampled uncounted Spanish MP3's without finding anything remotely close to that haunting jazz.

Add to the list of things to do over the Thanksgiving weekend: See if there are any samples of Catalan music available.

If anyone can suggest a title or artist of smooth contemporary Spanish or Catalan jazz, I would appreciate it.

zelda_pinwheel
11-20-2008, 01:23 PM
oh man. nina simone (http://www.deezer.com/track/7120).

hmm... catalan jazz...

UncleDuke
11-20-2008, 05:00 PM
nina simone, eva cassidy, billie holiday, helen Schneider

my x loved tim hardin, bobby darin, nat "king" cole, oscar peterson

Xenophon
11-20-2008, 05:55 PM
Look for a recording of Nancy Wilson singing "Some Cats Know". Or Topsy Chapman singing "Santa Baby".


Xenophon

zelda_pinwheel
11-20-2008, 06:29 PM
Look for a recording of Nancy Wilson singing "Some Cats Know". Or Topsy Chapman singing "Santa Baby".


Xenophon

oho, and now you've reminded me of Eartha Kitt (http://www.deezer.com/track/25132) !! how could i have forgotten her (http://www.deezer.com/track/992121) ???

IceHand
11-21-2008, 09:33 AM
Thanks for all the recommendations so far, especially Zelda's :)

I instantly fell in love with Nina Simone's "Feeling Good", but I like most of the other interprets too. Not many male voices singing sultry jazz though, are there?

zelda_pinwheel
11-21-2008, 09:56 AM
Thanks for all the recommendations so far, especially Zelda's :)

I instantly fell in love with Nina Simone's "Feeling Good", but I like most of the other interprets too. Not many male voices singing sultry jazz though, are there?
glad you like the songs. :) i love music like that. those horns on "feelin good" just make me fall off my chair. in fact i'm listening to it right now.

i don't know too many men singing sultry jazz like that but there must be some... if i find any i'll let you know, and if you find any, you let me know.

pshrynk
11-21-2008, 10:32 AM
glad you like the songs. :) i love music like that. those horns on "feelin good" just make me fall off my chair. in fact i'm listening to it right now.

i don't know too many men singing sultry jazz like that but there must be some... if i find any i'll let you know, and if you find any, you let me know.
Harry Connick, Jr!:thumbsup:

zelda_pinwheel
11-21-2008, 10:34 AM
hey look at that, an answer already. :)

KindleDude
11-21-2008, 10:37 AM
pfff. how could i forget ella fitzgerald (http://www.deezer.com/track/2269343). she's pretty sultry sometimes.

There's a CD called "The Intimate Ella" that is wonderful and I think would at least in part qualify ("Black Coffee," "Angel Eyes").

Also, Billie Holiday, "Songs for Distingue Lovers"

Some of Stan Getz's samba-style jazz

Diana Krall, "The Girl in the Next Room"

zelda_pinwheel
11-23-2008, 12:09 AM
this version of feeling good (http://www.deezer.com/track/730845) is amazing. i love those bompity bomp horns. (wait until about 0:50)

nohmi2
11-24-2008, 10:40 AM
Harry Connick, Jr!:thumbsup:

:)Harry Connick Jr. is great.

Just in case you want to try some of the oldies (my generation).
Mel Torme
Lena Horne,
Billy Eckstein, Johnny Mathias (he started with cool jazz).

Orchestral. George Shearing, Henry Mancini, Errol Garner.

Those are just for starters.