I was thinking more along the lines of old school ‘lounge’ compilations such as Ultra-Lounge. I have the entire series, but this might be the best singular release based on the topic. Largely big band with a ‘groovy’ vibe.
Similar vein - there was this entire series, I’ve selected 2 (I prefer vol 4, but you may like exotica inspired tracks).
Moving onto the late 60’s-70’s - which is when the term ‘library’ became more prolific. Excellent recording and playing!
Italian series…generally very good.
And I do like this:
There’s also (I won’t include pictures), compilation albums from KPM ‘library’ label, Chappel music and Bosworth off the top of my head, along with many others.
Break beat/‘groove’ series (I have 16 volumes)
This is a pretty good album, that could quite happily fit into Hotel Costas/Cafe Del Mar series, albeit Pink Panther themed.
I did mention David Axelrod in my original reply.
Whilst allmusic review downgrades this based on its lack of aesthetic consistency, I disagree. I think it demonstrates his depth & diversity both as a producer and artist in an aurally pleasing manner. The styles may differ, but I think it gels well.
Perhaps something like this (as I’m listening to it now). Current artist, sort of funky, yet trying to create an old school vibe.
Adrian Younge - Voice of Gemma
I best stop. hogging the thread. Hope there’s something here that interests you, at the worst, there’s a pile of music to discover.
I’ve tried to reduce the length of this thread by resizing the album covers.
Been years since I learnt HTML. I just couldn’t find or work out a way to align picture left and include text right to make the post not as long. I did try.