This is the perfect kind of music to listen to when enjoying a wicked good cappuccino or latte. Most of these recommended CDs are instrumental – some may have one or two tracks with vocals. It’s the kind of music you listen to as background mood setting music.
The more relaxing jazz has piano as the primary instrument. The more upbeat, yet still relaxing, jazz as saxophone – usually has a more ‘romantic jazz’ feel to the music.
This one is also a GREAT relaxing jazz CD – Rick Braun – All it TakesBuy it on Amazon
Traditional jazz music, not a smooth jazz style, but still considered good coffee listening music – various artists.
Clarinet based jazz – a bit funky and relaxing at the same time – songs like Dream State, Tuesday Afternoon, and Sunshine. Recommended because its mostly instrumental – only one vocal track.
Guitar based jazz – has that sultry feel to the music. Songs like Old Friends, Winelight (Grover Washington Jr. cover), and The City.
Great guitar jazz – relaxing smooth jazz – amazing that you can get this for under $3.
A very mellow traditional jazz CD. Sounds like the intro music to some gourmet cooking show. Recommended, although it is a bit on the melancholy side at times.