When a label called “Fantasy” releases a CD series calls “Plays for Lovers” it would not be odd for your jazz-obsessed mind to wander toward something just a little more lusty for a second. But snap back to attention, Jazzbo, because there’s no wacka-wacka guitar to be found on these discs.
“Plays for Lovers” is Fantasy Jazz’s entry into the popular chilled-out jazz comps that labels like 32 Jazz and Verve have had mucho success with in recent years. And while it might seem like a bandwagon thing, the Fantasy folks point out that one of the labels under its umbrella, Prestige, actually had a “Plays for Lovers” series in the 1960s. So take that! Fantasy is O.G. when it comes to compiling Tha Love!