I tend to listen to Buffett, Bob Marley, Company Segundo, Buena Vista Social Club or various Rat Pack members while puffin' away. You can't beat Frank or Dean. Robbie Williams has a few songs in my playlist from his "Swing when you're winning" album as well as Michael buble. Not too bad. :tu
in the evenings, usually jazz - miles, coltrane, adderly, lee morgan, dexter gordan, monk, rollins, the usual suspects - great show to check out, typically broadcast on local public radio, or maybe NPR, is "Jazz with Bob Parlocha" - nobody knows more about the art form than this guy. here's his website:
It's just amazing, and I'm not kidding. If you start Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon, and light a Pepin blue at exactly the same time, they are perfectly synchronized, puff for musical movement. And when the songs change, the flavor notes of the pepin change...at exactly the same time!!!!!!!!! It may be urban legend, but I think Don Pepin was listening to DSOTM when he was blending that one. I swear it's true.