Music That Inspires My Writing

When I write I need music flowing through my ears, to my heart and then to my head.  For example, I listened to a lot of jazz when I wrote Waking Up in Corporate America.  Some have told me that silence works best whey they write, but for me music is the needed writing soundtrack.

The following is a list of some music (artists, individual compositions and complete volumes) that I have used to make my writing soundtrack inspiring:

  1. Pat Metheny – just about anything he does, but especially his work on movie soundtracks
  2. Miles Davis – Miles Ahead, Sketches of Spain and Kind of Blue
  3. Michael Franks – Abandoned Garden
  4. David Sanborn – Closer
  5. Peter Gabriel – Us
  6. Bill Evans – Sunday at the Village Vanguard and Waltz for Debby
  7. John McLauglin – Brise De Coeur
  8. Sting – A Thousand Years, The Book of My Life, and the soundtrack to Leaving Las Vegas
  9. Puccini- Madame Butterfly
  10. Larry Carlton – Emotions Wound Us So and For Love Alone