This self-titled album by Lester Young and the Oscar Peterson Trio is the perfect mellow and gentle background track to any kind of quieter work that is taking place in your classroom. Have students read or write with it playing in the background to keep the room focused without being silent.
Artist: Lester Young & the Oscar Peterson Trio
Release Year: 1954 Genre: Jazz
Tell Your Students: This album is actually a 2017 compilation of three separate albums recorded in 1954. Listen for how Lester Young, a pioneer of the saxophone, and Oscar Peterson, on the piano, play off each other on each track. Fun fact: the album is incorrectly titled, as the Oscar Peterson trio is actually a quartet featuring piano, guitar, double bass, and drums. (Information from Wikipedia)