The next time you’re entertaining, download these conversation-starter tunes that REAL SIMPLE. REAL LIFE. food expert Nathan Lyon plays for his guests.

 Andrew McCaul

  • “Ain’t Misbehavin’” by George Van Eps
  • “Hum Hum” by Troublemakers
  • “It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing)” by Ernestine Anderson
  • “Doo You Bop” by Zimpala
  • “Straighten Up and Fly Right” by Monty Alexander, Ray Brown, and Herb Ellis
  • “Keepin’ Out of Mischief Now” by Ruby Braff and His New England Songhounds
  • “Last Tango in Paris” by Gotan Project
  • “One Mint Julep” by Ernestine Anderson
  • “Nice Work If You Can Get It” by Jessica Williams
  • “Blowin’ Drums” by Next Evidence
  • “Ac-cent-tchu-ate The Positive” by Jack Sheldon
  • “Indigo Blues” by Llorca featuring Nicole Graham
  • “Secret Love” by Joe Newman and Joe Wilder
  • “Speak into the Microphone” by The Dining Rooms
  • “On a Clear Day (Sunaga T Experience Mix)” by Montefiori Cocktail
  • “What’s Your Name” by Sian
  • “Doing Time in St. Tropez” by Camiel
  • “Hotel Capri (Cybophonia Circumvesuviana Remix)” by Ohm Guru
  • “I Got It Bad and That Ain’t Good” by Red Holloway and Clark Terry Sextet
  • “Come Rain Or Come Shine” by Scott Hamilton