A Little Night Music

D’Angelo Ohio Players

I love the tradition of an aperitif on a summer evening. I asked some of my favorite musicians for a playlist. My choices would be the One From the Heart soundtrack, Roxy Music’s Avalon, and Elvis Costello’s Almost Blue.


Sleigh Bells

Floating Into the Night, by Julee Cruise


Debbie Harry

Any album by Nina Simone

The Complete Decca Recitals, by Marilyn Horne


Julian Casablancas

“One Million Lovers,” by the Growlers

“African Herbsman,” by Bob Marley

Everything in Between, by No Age

Sketches of Spain, by Miles Davis

“Amok,” by Atoms for Peace

“New Brigade,” by Iceage

“The Rip Tide,” by Beirut

“Both Sides Now,” by Dengue Fever

“Silent Shout,” by the Knife


Daft Punk

“Late for the Sky,” by Jackson Browne


Bryan Ferry

Charlie Parker With Strings, by Charlie Parker



“Honey,” by the Ohio Players

Enter the Wu-Tang: 36 Chambers, by Wu-Tang Clan


Kim Gordon

“Comme à la Radio,” by Brigitte Fontaine

“Feminina,” by Joyce

“Apples and Oranges,” by Pink Floyd

The New Classic, by Iggy Azaela


Sebastien Tellier

Arthur Verocai, by Arthur Verocai



Le Avventure di Lucio Battisti e Mogol, by Lucio Battisti

“Il Cielo in una Stanza,” by Gino Paoli

“Neanche un Minuto di ‘Non Amore,’” by Lucio Battisti

“Una Festa Sui Prati,” by Adriano Celentano

“Dadadidattico (Canti Corali per le Scuole Medie) 1977,” by Ivan Cattaneo

“29 Settembre,” by Lucio Battisti

“Up Patriots to Arms,” by Franco Battiato

“L’è Tre Ore Che Son Chi Soto,” by Coro della SAT