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What Are Your Favorite Instrumental Tunes?

The subject of instrumentals came up in another thread, so I thought it might be fun to see what instrumental tunes everyone enjoys. Instrumentals cover a wide range of genres when you start to think about it; classical (of course), movie soundtracks, pop, jazz, big band oldies, blues, country, rock, and many instrumental versions of your favorite song titles, too.

 

So what instrumental music do you like? What are your favorite tunes or instrumental versions of your favorite songs? Multiple tunes and multiple genres are okay. And, if you have favorite on youtube, feel free to post the link so that we can listen, too!

"Music can change the world because it can change people." - Bono
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COULD YOU SHARE A CLIP OF EITHER BAND? HAVEN'T YET HEARD THEM.
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Wow!  I could make a long list here headed by anything by Gershwin including: "Rhapsody in Blue", "American in Paris" and "Concerto in F".  This might be followed by "Manhatten Tower" by Gordon Jenkins.  Then I was reminded of another one yesterday "Slaughter on 10th Avenue" by Richard Rodgers.  After this I would start a long list of the big bands:  Glenn Miller, both Dorsey's, Benny Goodman, Count Basey, Duke Ellington, Artie Shaw, etc.

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I'M WITH YOU ON THE BIG BANDS ESP."SING, SING, SING", OR "TAKE THE A-TRAIN"... ANY GERSHWIN IS GROOVY TOO!
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"LITTLE WING" BY STEVIE RAY VAUGHN."TAKE 5 " DAVE BRUBECK""SONG FOR MY FATHER" HORACE SILVER."... COULD GO ON & ON W/ THE STRAIGHT-AHEAD JAZZ... " THE KOLN CONCERT" KEITH JARRETT.
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"MISTY"-UNFORGETTABLE, ALSO NOT BAD VOCALIZED. BY__? JOHNNY MATHIS, MAYBE?
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                             Feels So Good               Chuck Mangione

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                  In The Mood              Glenn Miller

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In the Mood

--Glenn Miller

 

In just four years Glenn Miller scored 23 number-one hits - more than Elvis Presley (18 No. 1s, 38 top 10s) and the Beatles (20 No. 1s, 33 top 10s) did in their careers. (Wiki)

 

 

 

 

“Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities.”
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Bolero

-- Maurice Ravel

 

Lots of versions with assorted arrangements. Just play it loud.

 

 

 

“Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities.”
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Once again, “a song Dickey Betts wrote...”

 

In Memory of Elizabeth Reed ==== The Allman Brothers Band

 

No words, just instruments.

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Flying ===== The Beatles

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Edgar Winter Group Frankenstein

 

"The key to success is to keep growing in all areas of life - mental, emotional, spiritual, as well as physical." Julius Erving
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Does 2/3rds instrumental count?

 

OK then. 🙂

 

This video is fun because of a.) the hair and b.) they're babies! 🙂


 

U2 October

 

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“CLASSICAL GAS” ….. Mason Williams,  1968

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mREi_Bb85Sk

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Well, Im sorry but I dont think they play 'music' anymore. What I listen to is the 70s and 80s music. Eltoon John, Journey, BeeGees, etc.; now those people now how to play. And theres a bonus....you can actually understand the words. lol thanks  

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70's and 80's had great music and I can understand the comfort found in the known but there is so much great new music coming out all the time. You love harmony like Crosby, Stills and Nash? try Darlingsides. This is White horse https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WCLkOAQxumI.
If you enjoyed the Beatles try Coldplay. Singer songwriter? Amos Lee, Harry Manx. Someone a little more pop - Howie Day, John Mayer, Jack Johnson. Music of each generation has new things to offer. Think of how much different you eat now than you did in the 80's - isn't it worth a try?
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TerrieC42451 wrote:

Well, Im sorry but I dont think they play 'music' anymore. What I listen to is the 70s and 80s music. Eltoon John, Journey, BeeGees, etc.; now those people now how to play. And theres a bonus....you can actually understand the words. lol thanks  


@TerrieC42451   Well what are your favorite istrumental tunes from the 70's and 80's then?

 

 

Life's a Journey, not a Destination" Aerosmith
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Paul Desmond playing
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One of my favorites from the classical category - 

 

Clair de Lune (Debussy)

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-LXl4y6D-QI

 

 

"Music can change the world because it can change people." - Bono
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