TSLL’s Everyday Jazz Playlist

Apr 28, 2018

~”Jazz is: Joy, optimism, perseverance, love.” —as described by The Hot Sardines on International Jazz Day (April 30th)

Jazz music has been my music of choice since my early teens. It calms me down, lifts me up and fills the gaps in the day ever so gently. Whether turning on my record player to listen to Louis Armstrong trumpet away while I tinker in the kitchen all the while swinging and swaying as I chop the food or shuffled on my iPad as the background music during a dinner party or intimate dinner for two, jazz is timeless.

Inspired by the recent request of a TSLL reader as well as my trip to Portland to listen to The Hot Sardines in concert (check out TSLL’s instagram stories for glimpses of my experience starting Sunday), I pulled together a TSLL Everyday Jazz playlist to listen to on Spotify.

Below you will find the classics from Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis and Thelonious Monk as well as my favorite tunes from Diana Krall, Jon Batiste and of course The Hot Sardines whose music has been described as contemporary New Orleans jazz. Also, song #2 is the song followers on IG always ask about when I play in the background of videos, “Give Me the Simple Life”. And I had to include a classic “Peanuts” song and Nina Simone’s classic “Feeling Good”.

I do hope you enjoy as music as I have enjoyed these songs over the years. Below is Everyday Jazz. From time to time when I find a new jazz song, the list will be updated.

You can follow all of my playlists here: Escape to France, Luxurious Classic Music and Jazzy & Frenchie Everyday Tunes.

If you would prefer to pick out your favorite songs, each song is linked for purchase separately on Amazon.

  1. Gramercy Sunset, The Hot Sardines
  2. Give Me the Simple Life, Steve Tyrell
  3. ‘Round Midnight, Thelonious Monk
  4. Stolen Moments, Oliver Nelson
  5. My Funny Valentine, Gerry Mulligan
  6. I’m Old Fashioned, John Coltrane
  7. Autumn Leaves, Paul Desmond
  8. Petite Fleur, The Hot Sardines
  9. Blue Train, John Coltrane
  10. In a Sentimental Mood, Duke Ellington, John Coltrane
  11. I’ve Got the World on a String, Louis Armstrong
  12. Thelonius, Thelonious Monk
  13. April in Paris, Billie Holiday
  14. Autumn in New York, Chet Baker
  15. My Shining Hour, John Coltrane
  16. So What, Miles Davis
  17. Road Life, Jon Batiste
  18. Sophisticated Lady, Thelonius Monk
  19. Because of You, Eric Darius
  20. So Nice, Diana Krall
  21. The “In” Crowd, Ramsey Lewis Trio
  22. Linus and Lucy, Vince Guaraldi
  23. One O’Clock Jump, Count Basie
  24. French Fries & Champagne, The Hot Sardines
  25. Feeling Good, Nina Simone
  26. Here’s That Rainy Day, Stan Getz
  27. Body and Soul, John Coltrane
  28. Footprints, Wayne Shorter
  29. Cast Your Fate to the Wind, Vince Guaraldi Trio
  30. What a Wonderful World, Louis Armstrong

~SIMILAR POSTS YOU MIGHT ENJOY:

~Escape to France: TSLL’s New French-Inspired Playlist

~The Many Benefits of Listening to Classical Music(playlist shared)

Image: TSLL’s IG, Norman listening to Louis Armstrong



10 thoughts on “TSLL’s Everyday Jazz Playlist

  1. Thank you so much Shannon!
    I’m simply mad about your choices, gotta to love great 🎶music
    Have a beautiful Sunday ☀️🌷

  2. Shannon so lovely. A lot of my favourites on your list and since you introduced the “Hot Sardines” on your blog I have been listening to them on repeat.I am reminded of Pink Martini. Merci bien😊

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