So, just got married yesterday and want to play the best jazz selections that express the most wonderful emotion called love. Tell us what jazz songs make your heart sing?
Thanks in advance!
I'll have to think about the tunes, but wanted to say congratulations!
I've been married for 36 years...to the same woman. And no, we didn't get a divorce or two somewhere in the middle of all that. My wife was an administrator of another forum (religious) and she found out one of the other moderators had been married 8 times, (kept it a secret), three of the times to the same person. That I really don't get!!!!! Much angst followed that revelation. Don't do as I do, do as I say kind of a thing. But I digress.
Anyhow, first of all good luck. Marriage in the 21st Century is not easy. Have your wife be your best friend and it will work out. You'll have to trust me on this one.
I am not so sure I would look to jazz for the most romantic music, not that jazz musicians aren't romantic. It is just that all too many of the great ones were married multiple times, some were of very questionable character, but none of that should diminish their art.
That is one thing about art, you must seperate the work from the person or you cannot often really appreciate what the work says. We often let our personal prejudices get in the way and cloud our thinking and evaluation of the art.
I am going to put on my thinking cap on this one. Man, I hate homework on the weekend. LOL
All the best to you and your new bride. If your marriage is half a good for you as mine has been for me you'll be just fine. The best love songs eh? Got to spend some time with my collection. Maybe I can come up with a suggestion or two. In the meantime, I suspect, all music may sound a little better to you two. Why not?
Thanks Jim - 36 years, that is impressive! We are in for for the long haul ourselves - took us 14 to get married!
Thanks Jeff - and your avatar is awesome. With that in mind - you selection will be for headphone listening!
Hi Cheapskate and thanks! Well put, music does sound better now!
More congrats to you coming from our home.
As for jazz love tunes...
Chet Baker has a good selection, but then he's not really doing his jazz things.
Chet Baker discs:
Songs for Lovers
Chet baker Sings My Funny Valentine (kind of a "greatest hits" thing.)
Hmmm, who else?
Ben Webster's Gentle Ben kills. It'll get ya some even after you've been married for 20 years! A great, great disc.
Billie Holiday's Heart and Soul and Songs for Distingue' Lovers.
Getz/Gilberto, I think, is very romantic if not all about the married kind of love.
Don't hate me, but Sade's first album on vinyl is cool. "Your Love is King" sounds great on any turntable.
I'm doing the easy ones. let me ponder further...
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Here's one Buddha left out "Take Love Easy" Ella Fitzgerald and Joe Pass.