In this ever-burgeoning series of compilations, legendary producer-cum-label boss Joel Dorn leaves an inexpensive but no less luminescent light in the window for those of us who are lost in a sea of moods and music, looking for the right fit. From quiet times to rainy afternoons to top-down trips in the old jalopy (an old jalopy with a CD player, of course!), these practically-packaged chart-toppers pull from 32’s wide and impressive selection of jazz masters to provide a broad introduction to some of the genre's best-known (and lesser-known) legends while also providing companionship and atmosphere for nearly any situation.
Though "You Don’t Know What Love Is" may not be the most comforting selection for those lonesome doves that fly into all of our lives from time to time, few are better to share them with than guitar virtuoso Pat Martino on "Jazz For When You’re Alone" (or trumpeter Russell Gunn on "Jazz for the Quiet Times"). In addition to these musical masters are the likes of Red Garland, Sonny Stitt, Phil Woods, David "Fathead" Newman, Woody Shaw, Sonny Criss (and Stitt) and Roomful of Blues, all of whom are ready to accompany you wherever you may be and whatever mood you may be in. No matter how you feel or which of these collections you choose for that particular moment, you are sure to feel Dorn’s experience, care and attention coming through the speakers.
All About Jazz & Jazz Near You were built to promote jazz music: both recorded and live events. We rely primarily on venues, festivals and musicians to promote their events through our platform. With club closures, shelter in place and an uncertain future, we've pivoted our platform to collect, promote and broadcast livestream concerts to support our jazz musician friends. This is a significant but neccesary effort that will help musicians now, and in the future. You can help offset the cost of this essential undertaking by making a donation today. In return, we'll deliver an ad-free experience (which includes hiding the bottom right video ad). Thank you.
Get more of a good thing
Our weekly newsletter highlights our top stories and includes your local jazz events calendar.