The concept of Concord Jazz's Jazz Moods samplers may be anathema to purists, but they can actually make jazz more accessible to newcomers by underlining certain feelings behind the music. Jazz Moods: Dinner by Candlelight features a selection of warm, romantic, accessible numbers performed by various Concord Jazz recording artists. The songs are mostly standards, including "My Funny Valentine," "Body and Soul," and "Moonlight in Vermont," plus selections penned by Hoagy Carmichael, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Johnny Mercer, and more. It's the perfect mood-setter for a private evening with that special someone.
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AllMusic Review by Steve Huey