Sometimes it’s all about mood setting - you want the music to whisk you away to a certain time and place by creating an environment you can get lost in. What I love about this process though - is that it’s still totally subjective - the place I go to when I listen to this track is going to be way different than yours - I suspect ;-)
Having said that - you can’t really go wrong with instrumental jazz guitar! You want to evoke the fifties - black and white TV - smoky clubs and smooth Jazz - without having Ella Fitzgerald or some other amazing singer fill your head with words? - take this one out for a spin!
This track also appears on the Music to Be Alive To Playlist
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About the Curator: Andrew McCluskey
The first visual memory I have is that of the white upright piano in Singapore, Hell and the dark forces lived at the bottom, Heaven and the Angels at the top. They would play battles through my fingers and I was hooked.
Although I've always played, I haven't always been a musician. Most of my twenties were spent working with people, buying and selling and learning how the world works. It was in my thirties that I came to America and focused on music and began to develop music2work2.