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Good recorded music:


Jesse Cook: Tempest, Gravity, Vertigo
Oscar Lopez: Heat, Seduction, Armando's Fire
Acoustic Alchemy: all releases
Ottmar Leibert: Nouvea Flamenco
Armik: Gypsy Flame
Young and Rollins: Salsa Flamenca
Robert Stanton: Acoustic Storm
Nova Menco: Gypsy Fusion, Flight To Paradise
Steve Erquiaga: Cafe Paridiso
Govi: Guitar Odyssey, Seventh Heaven, Passion & Grace, No Strings Attached, Cuchama, Andalusian Nights
Laurence Juber: all releases
Michael Hedges: Oracle, Aerial Boundaries
Paco De Lucia, John McLaughlin, Al DiMeola: The Guitar Trio, Friday Night in San Francisco
Al DiMeola: The Grande Passion
Lara & Reyes: Riverwalk, Exotico, Navidad, Two Guitars-One Passion, Guitarras Hermanas, World Jazz
Luis Villegas: Spanish Kiss, Cafe Ole

Other Instrumental:

Stradivarius On Gold
George Winston: Linus & Lucy
Peter Epstein Quartet: Staring at the Sun
Charlie Hayden and Pat Metheny: Beyound The Missouri Sky
Bruce Stark: To The Winter Sun
3RD Force: Vital Force

Female vocalist:

Cassandra Wilson: Blue Light Til Dawn, New Moon Daughter, Rendezvous (with Jacky Terrasson)
Diana Krall: All For You, Love Scenes
Rebecca Pidgeon: Raven, NY Girls Club
Patricia Barber: Cafe Blue, Nightclub
Geri Allen: In the Back of Your Heart
Nancy Wilson: If I Had My Way
Dianne Reeves: That Day
Sarah McLachlan: Surfacing

"Soft" Rock:

America: Greatest Hits
Donald Fagen: The Nightfly
Dire Straits: Money For Nothing
Ricki Lee Jones: Ricki Lee Jones
James Taylor: Greatest Hits
Pink Floyd: Wish You Were Here, Dark Side of the Moon
Jethro Tull: Aqualung, Thick as a Brick, Songs From The Wood (MFSL Ultradisc)
Chris Issak: Heart Shaped World
Babyface: The Day
Steely Dan: Aja, Pretzel Logic, Katie Lied, Two Against Nature

A capella:

The King's Singers: The Beatle Connection, Good Vibrations,


Miles Davis: Kind of Blue (Columbia remaster), Cookin, ESP, Love Songs
Cannonball Adderley: Somethin' Else
Phil Woods: Astor and Elis
Michael Brecker: Tales From the Hudson
Sonny Clark: Cool Struttin'
John Coltrane: BlueTrain, My Favorite Things, Ballads
Wayne Shorter: Speak No Evil, 1+1 (with Herbie Hancock)

These are just a few suggestions in a few categories. There are many, many, others, obviously, and some unavoidable category overlap between some of the titles.


Favorite Films:

Deer Hunter
Taxi Driver
The French Connection
The Godfather
The Taking of Pelham One Two Three
12 Angry Men
Apocalypse Now
The Thin Red Line
Das Boot
The Shining
Shawshank Redemption
Murder in the First
Reservoir Dogs
Angel Heart
The Silence of the Lambs
Analyze This
The Matrix
Carlito's Way
The Devil's Advocate
The Game
A Perfect Murder
Bad Boys (1983)
Raging Bull
The Last of the Mohicans
Seven Days In Tibet
Legends of the Fall
LA Confidential
Lock Up
The Gladiator
The Usual Suspects
Cop Land
The Chamber
A Bronx Tale
Dog Day Afternoon
The Edge
Full Metal Jacket
Hamburger Hill
Schindler's List
Night of the Living Dead
Saving Private Ryan
Jurassic Park
U Turn
Top Gun
Basic Instinct
The Insider
12 Monkeys
2001 A Space Odyssey
The Exorcist
Clear And Present Danger
Star Wars
The Patriot
The Hurricane
Stand and Deliver
American History X
Bad Lieutenant
The Bridge On The River Kwai
Casualties Of War
Dead Man Walking
Boys In The Hood
New Jack City

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