Marc Myers, the author of the new book Anatomy of a Song, classes up your background music with this cool jazz mix.

By Real Simple
Updated November 02, 2016
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1. Stan Getz and Charlie Byrd, “Desafinado”

2. Red Garland, “East of the Sun”

3. Bill Evans, “Elsa”

4. Frank Sinatra and Antônio Carlos Jobim, “Change Partners”

5. Wes Montgomery, “Canadian Sunset”

6. René Thomas, “Meeting”

7. Stanley Turrentine, “She’s a Carioca”

8. Sonny Rollins, “On Impulse”

9. Paul Desmond, “When Joanna Loved Me”

10. Oscar Peterson, “Sally’s Tomato”

Listen to the Playlist on Spotify