No, it doesn't sound dumb. I think you have good taste in music. I absolutely love smooth jazz. You didn't say what kind of smooth jazz you liked, sax, piano, flute or guitar. And you didn't say what tempo you were looking for. I went out to iTunes to try to listen to your 'Jazz for a rainy day' so I could get an idea of what you liked, but there were so many. LOL So here I've given you a sample of a little bit of everything.
Dave Koz - Shakin' The Shack http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2EROHPPD28c
Dave Koz - Tender is the Night http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MxV73LuTbhs
Euge Groove - Romeo and Juliet http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LWOVkZqu1u4
Euge Groove - Sneak a Peak http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cV-7t9oKckI
Brian Culbertson - Our Love (two versions of same song)
Oli Silk - Easy Does It http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9B4FGGSi_Q
Oli Silk - All We Need http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x70HWNa5w6Y
Nestor Torres - Summer's End (you'll have to iTunes to sample this one)
Marc Antoine - Madrid http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KgaPz0BhTWU
Peter White - Perfect Moment http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GnVIyRJVHww
Also go to iTunes Radio - go into Jazz - scroll down to Smooth Jazz. There are lots of smooth jazz stations to sample. My favorite station is Smooth Jazz 24.7 SKY.FM. Most of the stations will list the song they are playing at the top of the screen. You can also get an online Pandora account (it's free). There you can also sample a variety of music (www.Pandora.com).
I consider restaurant music more like muzak. Basically, just background music. But there's a lot of good elevator-sounding music made by great jazz artists. In case that was what you were looking for, here's a few that fit the bill. Go to YouTube and look them up. I tried to add the links but there's a limit in Yahoo on how many you can put in one message.
Miles Davis - It Never Entered my Mind
Earl Klugh - Canadian Sunset
Earl Klugh - Long Ago and Far Away
Ferrante & Teicher - Midnight Cowboy
Donald Byrd - Someone to Watch Over Me (sample in iTunes)
If you like The Weather Channel's smooth jazz musak, go to YouTube and type in Trammell Starks and listen to his songs also.
Good luck discovering new music. Enjoy!
· 8 years ago