Ah, these "theme" albums! Crass marketing concept or mood/event audio-enhancer? Stereo Spanish fly or good sampler for a friend/lover who wouldn't know the "real thing" if it bit 'em on their hiney? Well, all of the above, and it's all (almost) irrelevant in this case. JAZZ FOR WHEN.... is a damn fine collection of mainstream jazz, culled from the massive Muse and Atlantic catalogs, which 32 has been nice enough to make available again (and in most cases, with much better cover art). It's mostly ballads with that "love" or "romance" mojo going, with nothing "out-there" at all. Highlights include: the luxurious, fine-&-mellow candlelight-&-wine voices of Nat's brother Freddy Cole and Etta Jones; a superb solo piece from ace pianist Kenny Barron (percussive, delicate & lyrical simultaneously); the R&B-charged velvety ballad playing of Charles Earland & Eric Alexander; the sadly under-heard tenor sax of Buck Hill (in the Gene Ammons/Illinois Jacquet bag). Include this disc in your Valentine's Day/love tryst plans, and it's ideal as the last disc before retiring for the night (or morning).