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Wed Jan 4, 2012, 03:27 PM

Favorite instrumental album(s)?

Sometimes it's nice to not listen to someone singing and just enjoy the music.

When I'm in that mood, I like to cue up:

The Inner Mounting Flame - John McLaughlin & Mahavishnu Orchestra

Wired or Guitar Shop - Jeff Beck

....and anything from Stanley Clarke up to and including "Rocks, Pebble and Sand." After that, he kinda went disco on me.

So...what kind of music does it for you, DUers?

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Doc Holliday Jan 2012 OP
LynneSin Jan 2012 #1
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FSogol Jan 2012 #2
iscooterliberally Jan 2012 #3
Doc Holliday Jan 2012 #10
iscooterliberally Jan 2012 #12
backtoblue Jan 2012 #4
OriginalGeek Jan 2012 #5
Doc Holliday Jan 2012 #9
OriginalGeek Jan 2012 #24
HughBeaumont Jan 2012 #6
Brother Buzz Jan 2012 #7
gratuitous Jan 2012 #8
Throd Jan 2012 #11
Amerigo Vespucci Jan 2012 #13
KamaAina Jan 2012 #14
mzteris Jan 2012 #18
Burma Jones Jan 2012 #15
cliffordu Jan 2012 #16
Zorro Jan 2012 #17
kaitcat Jan 2012 #19
Doc Holliday Jan 2012 #21
Initech Jan 2012 #26
Kali Jan 2012 #20
Gidney N Cloyd Jan 2012 #22
bluesbassman Jan 2012 #23
greendog Jan 2012 #25
Initech Jan 2012 #27
MiddleFingerMom Jan 2012 #28
Rhythm Jan 2012 #29
Iggo Jan 2012 #30
HopeHoops Jan 2012 #31
Bake Jan 2012 #33
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Response to Doc Holliday (Original post)

Wed Jan 4, 2012, 03:33 PM

1. Anything by Yo-Yo Ma

He plays a mean Cello!

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Response to Doc Holliday (Original post)

Wed Jan 4, 2012, 03:33 PM

2. The soundtrack to the film, "Waking Life"

Performed and written by Glover Gill and the Tosca Tango Orchestra

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Response to Doc Holliday (Original post)

Wed Jan 4, 2012, 03:35 PM

3. I like Jeff Beck too.

My favorites are Blow by Blow and There & Back. I love Weather Report too. Jaco kicks butt.

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Response to iscooterliberally (Reply #3)

Wed Jan 4, 2012, 04:57 PM

10. thanks for the rec, scoot

What do I win?

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Response to Doc Holliday (Reply #10)

Wed Jan 4, 2012, 06:37 PM

12. If I had something to give other than my appreciation of your thread...

... you would win that. Unfortunately it's been a rough year. I think I'll go listen to some Jeff Beck tonight and get over it.

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Response to Doc Holliday (Original post)

Wed Jan 4, 2012, 03:39 PM

4. Yiruma- River Flows In You

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Response to Doc Holliday (Original post)

Wed Jan 4, 2012, 03:59 PM

5. A Love Supreme

Mr. Coltrane knows what's up. Although there a few words in there I think it still counts.


I would listen to an album of that contained all of Rush's instrumentals - especially live versions with extended solos. They've done enough of them I think they could make a good album - they just never did a whole album of them...

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Response to OriginalGeek (Reply #5)

Wed Jan 4, 2012, 04:34 PM

9. an interesting idea

'La Villa Strangiato' and 'YYZ' do it for me. Good stuff.

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Response to Doc Holliday (Reply #9)

Wed Jan 4, 2012, 11:25 PM

24. those were the first two that came to my mind as well

La Villa Strangiato might be my favorite Rush song period.

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Response to Doc Holliday (Original post)

Wed Jan 4, 2012, 04:05 PM

6. Tubular Bells ("Piltdown Man" excepted).

It's been with me since 1986.

Selected Ambient Works Volume 2 - Aphex Twin
Music for 18 Musicians - Steve Reich
Early Man - Steve Roach

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Response to Doc Holliday (Original post)

Wed Jan 4, 2012, 04:18 PM

7. The Beau Hunks Play the Little Rascals Music

The finest tribute to the genius of Leroy Shield - EVER. Leroy Shield's Hal Roach studio music was never published so the Beau Hunks transcribed the music, note for note, from film recordings. They nailed it.

R Crumb loved this music so much he drew the portrait of shield for the album cover.





The Beau Hunks Play the Original Laurel & Hardy Music, Vol. 1 and 2, merit a look-see, too.

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Response to Doc Holliday (Original post)

Wed Jan 4, 2012, 04:27 PM

8. Wait for Friday . . .

One of the all-time GREAT instrumental albums will be the DU3 Album of the Day. Resistance will be futile!

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Response to Doc Holliday (Original post)

Wed Jan 4, 2012, 05:06 PM

11. "Firon" by Iceburn

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Response to Doc Holliday (Original post)

Wed Jan 4, 2012, 06:56 PM

13. Larry Carlton & Steve Lukather, "No Substitutions: Live In Osaka"

As a fan of Jeff beck, you would probably appreciate the killer version of "The Pump"...




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Response to Doc Holliday (Original post)

Wed Jan 4, 2012, 07:02 PM

14. Rick Wakeman -- The Six Wives of Henry VIII

 

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Response to KamaAina (Reply #14)

Wed Jan 4, 2012, 08:09 PM

18. absolutely

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Response to Doc Holliday (Original post)

Wed Jan 4, 2012, 07:11 PM

15. Anything by JS Bach, Martin Jones' recordings of ther complete Debussy Piano works - AND

Music of Gabrielli - The Empire Brass
Early Venetian Lute Music - Shirley Rumsey and Christopher Wilson
Kind of Blue - Miles Davis
Apollo Atmospheres and Soundtracks - Brian Eno
Preludes, Airs and Yodels - The Penguin Cafe Orchestra


Actually, I play a LOT more instrumental music than music with vocals........

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Response to Doc Holliday (Original post)

Wed Jan 4, 2012, 08:05 PM

16. Monk Alone - Thelonious Monk

Virtuoso by Joe Pass.

Anything by Oscar Peterson.


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Response to Doc Holliday (Original post)

Wed Jan 4, 2012, 08:07 PM

17. Leo Kottke

6 and 12 String Guitar

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Response to Doc Holliday (Original post)

Wed Jan 4, 2012, 08:54 PM

19. Liquid Tension Experiment 2

 

Basically Dream Theater without the vocals.

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Response to kaitcat (Reply #19)

Wed Jan 4, 2012, 10:43 PM

21. some good music there

And I agree with your Dream Theater comparison.

Thanks for the rec.

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Response to kaitcat (Reply #19)

Wed Jan 4, 2012, 11:57 PM

26. Love Dream Theater and LTE.

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Response to Doc Holliday (Original post)

Wed Jan 4, 2012, 10:04 PM

20. anything by Al Di Meola

also I have some great saz music from Turkey that has instrument-only tracks but even the vocals are so exotic (and incomprehensible to me) that it sort of counts, I would say

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Response to Doc Holliday (Original post)

Wed Jan 4, 2012, 11:17 PM

23. Blow by Blow - Jeff Beck, Surfing With The Aliens - Joe Satriani





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Response to Doc Holliday (Original post)

Wed Jan 4, 2012, 11:48 PM

25. "Tone Poems" - Grisman & Rice, "The Black Balloon" - John Renbourn

John Renbourn - "The Mist Covered Mountains of Home":

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Response to Doc Holliday (Original post)

Wed Jan 4, 2012, 11:59 PM

27. Frank Zappa - Shut Up N Play Yer Guitar

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Response to Doc Holliday (Original post)

Thu Jan 5, 2012, 12:04 AM

28. Frank Zappa's "The Grand Wazoo", although...

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Response to Doc Holliday (Original post)

Thu Jan 5, 2012, 08:43 AM

29. "Black Aria" -- Glenn Danzig



Dark music for dark days...





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Response to Doc Holliday (Original post)

Thu Jan 5, 2012, 11:19 AM

30. Rising Force -- Yngwie Malmsteen

My favorite track: Far Beyond The Sun

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Response to Doc Holliday (Original post)

Thu Jan 5, 2012, 11:53 AM

31. Brian Eno - "Ambient Music for Airports"

 

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Response to Doc Holliday (Original post)

Fri Jan 6, 2012, 11:25 AM

33. Flatt & Scruggs, Foggy Mountain Banjo

Hands down. It's the album that taught almost all of us banjo pickers how to do it.

After that, Byron Berline - Dad's Favorites. David Grisman - Tone Poems.



Bake

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Response to Doc Holliday (Original post)

Fri Jan 6, 2012, 12:09 PM

34. Kitaro ~Ten Kai





Kimiko ~yori.

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