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Giorgio Moroder - Tears (1972)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=edtKQBV-DSI

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Think your list is fabulous!!! Three fantastic pieces. A musicians paradise.
With musicians not only magical in technique and ability, but soul and mojo
in their playing. The girl is an impressive technical player. Obviously classically
trained in a music institute, then spent five or six years learning John McLaughlin's
circular picking technique for right hand speed, and Eddie Van Halen's tapping technique.
As the late great Frank Zappa once said "too many nat notes."
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1.) "Take Five"-The Dave Brubeck Quartet

2.) "Meeting of the Spirits"-The Mahavishnu Orchestra

3.) "Birdland"-Weather Report

4.) "Fanfare for the Common Man"-Emerson, Lake & Palmer

5.) Leo Kottke-"Medley": Crow River Waltz, Jesu-Joy of Man's Desiring, Jack Fig

6.) "My Favorite Things"-John Coltrane

7.) "Race with the Devil on Spanish Highway"-Al Di Meola

8.) "Day in the Life" (Tribute to George Harrison)-Jeff Beck Group w/Tal Wilkenfeld

 

**I could think of many more, but these are a few of my favorites**

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How about the classic from the summer of '63 - Stranger on the Shore by Acker Bilk ?Beautiful clarinet instrumental!

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In addition to posts mentioning "Classical Gas" (IMO, the G.O.A.T.), here's my top selections:

 

Jethro Tull: "Bouree" (link goes to live version)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2u0XXpVGUwk

Dave Brubeck: "Take Five"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHdU5sHigYQ

Electric Light Orchestra: "Fire On High"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=22Ndi2HUheg

Vince Guaraldi: "Linus & Lucy"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x6zypc_LhnM

Frank Zappa: "King Kong"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v1ZapVqxcug

 

 

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ASOLUTELY!
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                          One Mint Julep                   Ray Charles

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How about "Hideaway"-Eric Clapton, on Derek and the Dominoes. Full of classic pentatonic scale blues guitar lines?
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