I think it is a nice over all selection of worthwhile pop, Jazz, big band and easy listening sides with a few other genres tossed it; i.e. Chet Atkins. Why they call it Jazz is a mystery. Why it is good coffee house music is also a mystery unless you just dont want jarring music while you drink coffee and chat or read?Toon Town Dave wrote:With a sparse few exceptions, it fits the the erroneous premise the Bill Haley was around before Louis Armstrong.
I think there are some decent selections and it's a fairly broad survey of jazz but the randomness of the selections detracts from the appeal. Having some sort of theme to the order like chronological, artists, style, instrument, etc. would probably make the music more appealing. Perhaps playing it in a coffee shop on random shuffle would de-randomize it a bit.
Be interesting to count up the actual "Jazz" sides on there. I just counted maybe 12 sides that might be termed "Jazz" including pop items by Jazz people. Whatever!
Perhaps this is a new genre of music - "Coffee Jazz" which includes all sorts of other musics of all kinds!
"I'm into Coffee House Jazz".
At a Swing dance -
Dancer - "Oh, Mr. Swing DJ! Can you play some Coffee House Jazz, please?"
SDJ - "What is CHJ?"
Dancer - "I thought you were a Swing DJ?? CHJ is Al Jarreau, Chet Atkins, Chet Baker, Chet Huntley, Perry Como and Rosemary Clooney!"
SDJ - "WTF?"