Most Romantic Jazz Albums of All-Time
Jazz music has a timeless quality that makes it perfect for creating the right atmosphere in a romantic setting. Here are five of the most romantic jazz albums of all time, according to our informal poll here at Record Stop:
"Kind of Blue" by Miles Davis (1959) - This classic album is considered one of the greatest recordings in jazz history and is also one of the most romantic. The mellow and introspective music is perfect for a quiet night at home with your loved one. Get this limited-edition, blue-marbled vinyl:
"Ballads" by John Coltrane (1962) - Coltrane's soulful saxophone playing and introspective melodies make this album a must-have for any romantic jazz collection.
"Getz/Gilberto" by Stan Getz and Joao Gilberto (1964) - This Bossa nova album is a legendary cultural exchange of American saxophonist Stan Getz and Brazilian guitarist João Gilberto, featuring pianist and composer Antônio Carlos Jobim. Getz, with his lyricism, the bittersweet longing in his sound, and his restrained but strong swing, was the perfect complement to Gilberto's beautiful guitar rhythms. A true romantic classic.
"Lady Sings the Blues" by Billie Holiday (2013) - Billie Holiday's voice is synonymous with heartache and longing, and this album is no exception. Her soulful interpretations of classic love songs will set the mood for any romantic occasion.
'With few exceptions, every major pop singer in the United States has been touched by her genius. It is Billie Holiday, who was, and still remains, the biggest influence on me,' Frank Sinatra has said of this legend. This album pairs her original Lady Sings The Blue’ LP Recorded in 1954-1956 with a 'Best Of' LP that reaches back and forward through the decade to gather more late gems from her catalogue.
"The Shape of Jazz to Come" by Ornette Coleman (1959) - This album may not be the most conventional choice for a romantic evening, but the avant-garde sounds of Ornette Coleman's saxophone and the sparse and atmospheric production create a unique and intimate atmosphere that is perfect for a night of romance.
No matter what your musical taste, these five albums are sure to set the mood for a romantic evening with your loved one. Whether you're just starting a relationship or have been together for years, these classic jazz recordings are the perfect way to show your affection and create lasting memories.