Various Artists

Jazz for Romantic Moments

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Jazz for Romantic Moments, as released by Savoy Jazz in 2003, is a continuation of the popular Jazz For series released by 32 Jazz in the late '90s. Those discs contained songs from the catalog of the Muse label from the '70s, '80s, and '90s, and so does this disc. The 18 tracks are spread over two discs, and jazz giants like Sonny Criss, Cedar Walton, Sam Jones, and Houston Person all contribute tracks and brush shoulders with jazz middleweights like Eric Alexander, Morgana King, and the Drummonds. As the title suggests, the songs are romantic and the mood is swinging in a polite and sophisticated way. Although the songs date from well beyond jazz's peak years, the performances are uniformly solid and the disc is a nice low-priced collection of mood music.

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