(1999) Jazz Moods: Tranquillity

Various Artists

... read moreConcord Jazz was clever enough to realize that there are legions of jazz listeners who use the music as mood music on occasion. Knowing this, the label compiled a whole series titled Jazz Moods, designing each disc to fit a specific mood. With Tranquility, it's a collection of cool jazz, soft bop...

54′:43″ 12 Songs

1
Various Artists
Lotus Blossom (Album Version)
3:47
2
Various Artists
Guru (Album Version)
6:27
3
Various Artists
Ponta De Areia (Album Version)
4:10
4
Various Artists
Cavatina (Album Version)
4:18
5
Various Artists
Wind Call/Nocturne Song (Album Version)
3:28
6
Various Artists
Emily (Instrumental)
5:55
7
Various Artists
Angel's Serenade (Album Version)
3:37
8
Various Artists
Summer Song (Album Version)
3:21
9
Various Artists
All Across The City (Album Version)
5:27
10
Various Artists
Camila (Album Version)
3:23
11
Various Artists
Fantasy On A Hawaiian Lullaby (Album Version)
5:58
12
Various Artists
After Thoughts (Album Version)
4:52
Released 01 January 1999, This Compilation ℗ 1999 Concord Records, Inc.

Review

Concord Jazz was clever enough to realize that there are legions of jazz listeners who use the music as mood music on occasion. Knowing this, the label compiled a whole series titled Jazz Moods, designing each disc to fit a specific mood. With Tranquility, it's a collection of cool jazz, soft bop, fusion, and smooth jazz, all ideal for relaxation. Some jazz purists may scoff at this idea, but they would likely be satisfied by the music itself, since the disc contains first-class performances from Kenny Werner, Kenny Burrell, JoAnne Brackeen, Charlie Byrd, George Shearing/Jim Hall, Jeff Linsky, Marian McPartland, Jim Hall, Ali Ryerson, and Walter Norris, among others. They help make this a substantive collection, as well as one that is entertaining. But the highest compliment one can pay Tranquility is that it sounds like jazz that should be played when you need to be tranquil. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine