Instrumental jazz album for sexy times
July 18, 2016 4:05 PM   Subscribe

What is your favorite jazz album for making love? Prefer anything later than 1950 but before 1990. Also prefer instrumental. Not too obscure. Should be easy to find on iTunes. That's it. Thanks!
posted by marsha56 to Media & Arts (15 answers total) 18 users marked this as a favorite

Are you thinking this would be mellow, a little more fast-paced, or just wanna see what you get? Are you thinking "quiet storm" kind of stuff or 50s bebop?

Kind of Blue by Miles Davis for mellow, maybe A Love Supreme by Coltrane (there's some chanting at one part). You could snoop around for stuff by the Wes Montgomery trio as well - I have A New Dynamic Sound, which is pretty laid back.
Oh Yeah! or Blues and Roots by Charles Mingus for more aggressive stuff.
Panacea by Greyboy comes in just under your 1990 deadline.
posted by LionIndex at 4:34 PM on July 18, 2016

I have a friend who speculates that a large percentage of my Gen-X cohort (born mid-late-60s) were conceived to the sounds of Getz/Gilberto.
posted by matildaben at 4:42 PM on July 18, 2016 [8 favorites]

Love Supreme
posted by SyraCarol at 5:42 PM on July 18, 2016 [1 favorite]

I am going to recommend Herbie Mann, because jazz flute. And specifically Push Push, if you are not afraid of the Seventies.
posted by Rube R. Nekker at 6:33 PM on July 18, 2016 [1 favorite]

Was just about to recommend Push Push. I mean, have you seen that album cover? Does anything scream sleazy 70s sexy time more than that?
posted by blerghamot at 6:38 PM on July 18, 2016 [1 favorite]

And, while we're on the topic of the 70s and album covers featuring somewhat menacing-looking dudes with abundant chest hair, I'm going to recommend Grover Washington Jr., specifically Feels So Good.
posted by blerghamot at 6:45 PM on July 18, 2016

Grover Washington Jr.'s Winelight would also work.
posted by under_petticoat_rule at 9:19 PM on July 18, 2016

I think In a Silent Way works better if you're going with Miles Davis.
posted by Dr Dracator at 9:30 PM on July 18, 2016

My Favorite Things by John Coltrane and Down on Green Dolphin Street by Miles.
posted by Rash at 10:11 PM on July 18, 2016

Miles Davis - Porgy & Bess.
posted by bifter at 11:12 PM on July 18, 2016

Miles Lift to the Scaffold (you'll probably find it listed under its French title). It's terrific!
posted by persona au gratin at 4:03 AM on July 19, 2016

Dave Brubeck, Take Five.
Antonio Jobim
Ellis Marsalis Trio
posted by megatherium at 4:20 AM on July 19, 2016

Don Cherry and Ed Blackwell's El Corazón . Extremely intimate and lovely.

Also available on iTunes for $11.99US.
posted by the matching mole at 6:46 AM on July 19, 2016

Don Ellis' Haiku.
posted by bricoleur at 6:56 AM on July 19, 2016

Anything by Chet Baker.
posted by 4ster at 5:48 PM on July 19, 2016 [2 favorites]

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