I know the summer's long gone, but I haven't had a chance to mention the folllowing songs on RR. These were some of my favourite discoveries of the summer.
Elan Mehler is a jazz pianist with very strong Bill Evans influences. Here he covers a song by Gillian Welch.
The genre that fits Portico Quartet the closest is jazz I guess but there's more to it. They also remind me of Cinematic Orchestra. Their main instrument is this thing called a hang that sounds like a steel drum. They're really good live, especially the track Cittagazze.