What is the best INSTRUMENTAL reference song/cd????

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  1. Paul D Snyder

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    I'm looking for the most dynamic instrumental cd or individual songs. Mainly jazz and new age. I'm a little tired of classical reference music. I want something that has really tight snare drum, the kind that resonates and hits you in the chest like bullets. Basically, I want songs that will give a sound system a good workout. Thanks in advance.
    So far, the best I've found are:
    Joyce Cooling: Firefly
    Dream Theater: Eve
    The Rippingtons: North Star
    George Duke: Genesis & 500 miles to go

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    Lara & Reyes Riverwalk
     
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    Thanks Andrew, I checked out Jesse Cook last night, great stuff. As a guitarist myself I am always looking for new inspiration. He's definitely got the flamenco style down. I have just recently started focusing more on right handed fingerpicking and it's a whole new ballgame to say the least.I've spent the better part of the last 13 years focusing on alternate picking for speed mainly playing electric progressive/neo-classical type music. Thanks again for the recommendation.

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    Brian, I'll check out Lara & Reyes today. Thanks.

    Paul
     
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    If you have Super Audio, check out:
    Badi Assad: Solo (Chesky Records, one person but often sounds like two playing great natural acoustic recording)
    LA Guitar Quartet (Telarc)
    Red Rose Music Sampler (Red Rose Music, great violin track and saxophone track recorded straight to DSD)
    Keb Mo The Door (Sony, also available in redbook)
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    Lee,

    Are you saying that Badi Assad's album "Solo" is on SACD, because I can't find it for the life of me.

    Zane
     
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    If you want a wider range of flamenco/new age guitar that's got phenomenal sound (IMO), try Narada's Obsession. It's a sampler, but Jesse Cook has one cut on it, and the whole album is a worthwhile listen. On a good system, it'll sound like you're right there with them.
     
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    Thanks everyone for the suggestions thus far. I've checked out most of them and have fallen in love with several. THANKS AGAIN!

    Paul
     
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    If you pick up a Jesse CD I'd start out with Gravity as i think its his strongest CD...though vertigo with the Holly Cole track is pretty good as well.
     
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    Blue Man Group: Audio
     
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    I think any of the Flim and the BB's albums from DMP are of reference quality. Big Notes and Tricycle are 2 of my favorites, though.
     
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    I will have to pick up 'Solo' and 'Echoes of Brazil'. "Farewell", the last song on 'Echoes', is one of my favorites to play.
     
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    The live version of Triad from TOOL. Absolutely amazing to see this. You Tool fans know what I'm talking about [​IMG]
    oops didnt notice you said on CD, sorry about that
     

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