Well recorded instrumental suggestions.

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  1. EdNichols

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    I am looking for exceptionally well recorded instrumental music. Something that is contemporary, not classical, not old time jazz. The music style would be along the lines of Kenny G but recorded in the style that Mapleshade records music where you can hear every instrument like it was in the room with you.
     
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    Chesky records - The Ultimate Demonstation Disc.

    Not all imstrumentals, but very well recorded.
     
  3. DarylA

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    For guitar, anything by Michael Hedges. Crisp, clear, new age type guitar that fits into that smooth, mellow yet funky jazz category. An amazing talent.
     
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    cd or sacd or dvd-a?
     
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    I have the Chesky demonstration disk. While it is good, the music on it is a little to "old" for me. I would like something recorded that well but more contemporary. BTW I am looking at CD's. Thanks.
     
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    Instrumental tracks from Earth Wind and Fire, particularly "Rock That!" from the I AM album and "Africano" from THAT'S THE WAY OF THE WORLD.
     
  7. DavidLW

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    Here's a sample of some instrumental music I use to demo my audio system. I listen to the vinyl but all are available in CD.

    Andreaus Vollenwiler (sp) - White Winds

    J. McLaughlin, Al De Meola & Paco De Lucia- Guitar Trio & Live in S.F.

    George Benson- White Rabbit

    Montreux Band- Live at Montreux (out of print on Windham Hill)

    Shadowfax- Shadowfax

    Kitaro- Silk Road with London Symphony

    Micky Hart- Dafos (not exactly Kenny G)

    Vince Gaudradi Trio- Charlie Brown Christmas

    Jim Brock- Tropical Affair

    Chuck Magione (sp)- Chase the Clouds Away & Children of Sanchez

    Micheal Hedges- Aerial Boundaries

    John Klemmer- Touch

    Grover Washington- Inner City Blues
     
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    Keith Jarrett - Koln Concert
    Brian Eno - Discreet Music (although, technically, this can be considered classical)
     
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    For a Brazilian touch, try Manfredo Fest's JUST JOBIM. How 'bout CHET by Chet Baker. Beck & Ryerson for quitar and flute, ALTO is one I have. Jim Hall's jazz guitar on ACROSS THE CITY is nice, as is Doc Powell's on 97TH & COLUMBUS. The Anthony Wilson Trio's OUR GANG is more terrific jazz guitar. The Chris Lomheim Trio's THE BRIDGE is a nice piano-led trio with some good originals and some standards. The Penguin Cafe Orchestra's A BRIEF HISTORY is delightful. Oscar Peterson's flashy piano is very alive on VOL. IV - MY FAVORITE INSTRUMENT. It's just him solo on piano. The other Volumes feature his group and are good too.

    I too, like George Benson's WHITE RABBIT, terrific one from the ole CTI Records dayz, one of the labels best, IMO. I like Ramsey Lewis' FUNKY SERENITY, a very good and mostly over looked piece of jazz.

    Other ideas, David Sanborn, Herbbie Mann, John Williams, Joe Pass, Lee Ritenour, Harvey Mason, Bill Evans Trio, Bob James, and Chick Corea.
     
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    Thanks guys. I will check into all of these. I am always on the lookout for new music!
     
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    Pink Floyd:

    Terminal Frost
    Cluster One (brilliant)
    Marooned (one of the best PF songs ever)


    Rick Wright:

    Sweet July (more than likely, you won't be able to find this anywhere)
     
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    The last few Spyro Gyra albums are well recorded; can get CD or SACD hybrid. Interested in bluegrass or newgrass? Mapleshade has a bluegrass selection by Tony Williamson. Alison Krauss & Union Station have a few well recorded albums, so I understand (only heard "Live"). Moving towards a somewhat more unique contemporary style, Bela Fleck and the Flecktones' Outbound is well recorded. Sorry that my recommendations are veering away from Kenny G.

    Doug
     
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    Mike Oldfield - Tubular Bells 2003...

    ive never heard Tubular Bells before, or of Mike Oldfield (hey, im 18). But i was at the library today looking through the CD collection, and i remembered reading something about Tubular bells here, so i decided to take a listen.

    Though my equipment isn't great (a Luxman CD player, with Koss PortaPro headphones), its better than a Sony Discman and Street-Style headphones [​IMG], and I thought it was a very good CD, and very cleanly recorded. All the different insturments, the pianos, guitars, basses, bells, synth, distinct yet blended very well together.

    Now im on ebay trying to find a vinyl copy of the original release [​IMG]
     
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    bill frisell
     
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    Glad you liked this. Welcome to the 1970s.
     
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    i agree.

    check out the bill frisell and the intercontinentals cd. it's one of my "reference discs".
     
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    If you can play DVD-A's I'd also suggest Big Phat Band's XXL
    disc. Great instrumentals and well-recorded.
     

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