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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 music can change people.” Bono
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@jm2422wrote:

1.) "'Round Midnight"-Miles Davis

2.) "Meeting of the Spirits"-John McLaughlin/Mahavishnu Orchestra

3.) "Satch's Boogie"-Joe Satriani

4.) "Race with the Devil"-Al DiMeola

5.) "Birdland"-Weather Report

6.) "Medley-*Crow River Waltz

                  *Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring

                  *Jack Fig (Leo Kottke/My Feet Are Smiling)


Nice list! You must be a guitar player Smiley Happy

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You got me pegged.  A hot rodded black Gibson 335 is my instrument of choice.

 

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Guitar? Let's not forget Mason Williams', "Classical Gas!

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My favorite instrumentals?  Anything and everything Buckethead Heart

 

This is Soothsayer

 

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"Pink Panther" - Henry Mancini. Who can listen to this fun song and not smile.

"Grazin' In The Grass" - Hugh Masekela. Huge hit and great rock/jazz fusion.

"Samba Pa Ti" - Santana. Soothing song with Santana's great guitar work (as usual).

"Wipe Out" - The Safaries. The drum work that everybody was trying to tap out. (Okay, it has two words at the beginning: "Wipe Out".)

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Anything by Mozart

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"TAKE FIVE"... Dave Brubeck

"In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida ....Iron Butterfly

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1.) Leo Kottke-"My Feet Are Smiling"-the entire album!!

2.) John Coltrane-"My Favorite Things"

3.) "Take Five"-Dave Brubeck Quartet

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Stranger On The Shore - Acker Bilk

 

Unchained Melody - Les Baxter

 

Patricia - Perez Prado

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"Song for Lola," on guitar by D.L. Dunn on the CD "Driven to Distraction."  It is a sweet, gentle melody that always brings tears to my eyes.

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"Whammer Jammer"-for just the pure party fun of it, by the J.Geils Band.

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Music Box Dancer: Frank Mills

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Love Is Blue: Paul Mauiat

Dualing Banjos: From Deliverance

Theme From "Rocky"

 

 

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One of my alltime favorite instrumentals is Classical Gas by Mason Williams.

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Classical Gas: Very good!

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Very good!
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No question, it's Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue. 

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I'd be remiss to let this topic go without mention of this favorite rockin' jazz classic -

 

Jessica - The Allman Brothers Band

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f9RovTGUGsA

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Forgot about that one one of my favs and brings back memories of high school

 

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My favorite instrumentals were from the 60's - A Summer Place (I forget who the artist was) & Stranger on the Shore (by Acker Bilk). I was only 10 at the time & a few months later our country lost its innocence with the assassination of President Kennedy.

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Summer Place: Percy Faith
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Love theme form a Summer's Place and it brings back memories

 

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Crystallize by Lindsay Stirling

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Life's a Journey, not a Destination" Aerosmith
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"LITTLE WING" BY EITHER HENDRIX OR STEVIE RAY VAUGHN." EVOLUTION" BY JOHN COLTRANE;
SUPERGIRL, NO REALLY I MEAN IT! HER REAL NAME & MINE ARE THE SAME( FIRST 2 NAMES ARE)
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This one played almost every morning on the radio when I was a kid. I still love it.

 

Stranger on the Shore - Acker Bilk

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7jzx664u5DA

 

 

“Music can change the world, because music can change people.” Bono
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From the pop music genre - remember this one from 1968? It went to #1 on Billboard's Hot 100, and stayed there for 5 weeks!

 

Love Is Blue - Paul Mauriat

 

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

“Music can change the world, because music can change people.” Bono
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