Instrumental Electric Guitar Music

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by KankRat, Jul 14, 2017.

  1. KankRat

    KankRat Member Thread Starter

    I really like instrumental or mostly instrumental guitar music like Jeff Beck, Joe Satriani, Eric Johnson etc.
    I stumbled on this Canadian guitarist I never heard of, Nick Johnston. So I downloaded his recent album Remarkably Human and I am really digging it.

    I have been a fan of this sort of music for a while so I have done a lot of research in finding music to listen to so if you think you might know of anymore I would appreciate the heads up. It can't hurt to stimulate conversation. I am open to blues, jazz and surf too.
  2. Yannick

    Yannick Forum Resident

    Cologne, Germany
    Thanks for the introduction.

    I'd like to recommend "Sometime Tuesday Morning", "Driven" and "Get Inside" by Johnny A., "El Dorado" by James Wilsey (who used to play guitar in Chris Isaak's band Silvertone) and "The Return of Randy Dynamite" by Randy Jacobs (a funk instrumental album by this great studio guitarist).

    Enjoy! And if you do, let's hear how you like those.
  3. Dylancat

    Dylancat Forum Resident

    Cincinnati, OH
    Get some

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  4. John Fell

    John Fell Forum Survivor

    Harvey Mandel - Baby Batter
    Frank Zappa - Shut Up And Play Yer Guitar - trio of albums. Guitar & Trance-Fusion.
    Al Di Meola - Early Columbia lps
    Allan Holdsworth
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  5. dobyblue

    dobyblue Forum Resident

    Cool, big fan of Satch...will definitely check it out, thanks.
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  6. lucan_g

    lucan_g Forum Resident

    Steve Kimock Band

  7. UltraSoundSquid

    UltraSoundSquid Forum Resident

    Wilsey's album is probably the best instrumental album in history.
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  8. daca

    daca Well-Known Member

    Pittsburgh, PA
    My favorite is Buckethead. Definitely not for everyone and his music is VERY ECLECTIC.

  9. John Fell

    John Fell Forum Survivor

    Dick Dale - Tribal Thunder & Unknown Territory
    Davie Allan - The Devil's Rumble Anthology - '64-'68
  10. lucan_g

    lucan_g Forum Resident

    Honestly... I'd check out Lyle Workman

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  11. Heavy Music

    Heavy Music Well-Known Member

    South Florida
    Love Sculpture's Dave Edmunds - Sabre Dance!

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  12. SurrealCereal

    SurrealCereal Forum Resident

    Some of Mahavishnu Orchestra's work might qualify.
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  13. pig bodine

    pig bodine Forum Resident

    Syracuse, NY USA
    Charlie Christian
    Django Reinhardt
    Wes Montgomery
    Grant Green
    George Benson
    Sonny Sharrock
    James Blood Ulmer
    Joe Pass
    John Abecrombie
  14. Tropehjelm

    Tropehjelm Well-Known Member

    Lars Håvard Haugen has an album called "Six Strings,And The Truth",and i listen to it often. I think he is amazing.
  15. Tropehjelm

    Tropehjelm Well-Known Member

    And live :)

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  16. dumangl

    dumangl Forum Resident

    You're probably already familiar with a lot of the great classic surf guitar instrumentals but how about Japanese eleki (Ventures inspired) music?

  17. Ron Jones

    Ron Jones Active Member

    AR, U.S.A.
    Outside of the box but really good.

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  18. brimuchmuze

    brimuchmuze Forum Resident

    Bill Frisell
    Steve Tibbetts
    Terje Rypdal
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  19. Natvecal.

    Natvecal. Well-Known Member

    Steve Morse/ The Steve Morse Band & The Dixie Dregs.

    The Hellecasters (all 3 albums) Great Strat sound
  20. dzhason

    dzhason Forum Resident

    For jazz, Grant Green was already mentioned, but you can't go wrong with him IMO. Idle Moments and Green Street are classic ones to start with. Wesley Burrell also, Midnight Blue being a classic starter. Some of Bill Frisell, already mentioned as well, might be a little more similar in vibe to things you'd already mentioned, but if you like a spacy/psychedelic vibe Bill Frisell, Dave Holland, and Elvin Jones is a personal fave.

    Non-jazz and more similar to what you've mentioned would be some of Marty Friedman's solo albums: Dragon's Kiss for a very metal vibe, or Scenes, for a mellower, new-age feel.
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  21. John Fell

    John Fell Forum Survivor

    Wayne Krantz
    John Scofield
    Mike Stern
    Frank Gambale
  22. Natvecal.

    Natvecal. Well-Known Member

    Steve Stevens Flamenco A Go Go (surprised me at time of release ) has another more electric veined release as well (he's great and I'm no fan of Billy Idol!)

    Trevor Rabin Jacaranda ( Rock /jazz tinged ) Great Yes's 80's
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  23. Natvecal.

    Natvecal. Well-Known Member

    I had Cynic and remember when this came out and bought it( think there was a 2nd CD put out if I remember correctly?)
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  24. Holy Diver

    Holy Diver Forum Resident

    Greater St. Louis
    Vinnie Moore - While My Guitar Gently Weeps. Great cover version.

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  25. Natvecal.

    Natvecal. Well-Known Member

    Also As Time Slips By Great tasty outro lead.

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