Martin Taylor- "Solo"
For Treble energy and all around smoothness.
Bela Fleck and the Flecktones- "Flight of the Cosmic Hippo"
For deep bass and the sound of "rubbery" and 3 dimensional Bass.
Jessica Williams- "Live at Yoshi's Vol. 1"
Covers the whole key board... up and down the scales sometimes simultaneously w the right and left hand. For me, there is also an emotional connection that I want to feel. It's almost like a few of the songs take you on a journey not unlike a long musical arrangement in a movie. A well recorded Live Jazz recording in a small room is a lot of fun on a good system.
Led Zeppelin- "Houses of the Holy"
OK, OK... not the greatest sounding album of all time but it's Rock and Roll... get over it. What it does have, that is of concern w an audiophile, is stop and start dynamics of epic proportions. The first drum and guitar blasts in "No Quarter" should put a giant smiling snarl on your face. This should not sound whimpy.
The Who- "Live at Leads- Remastered"
A Rock album that needs no excuses. All the players are exactly where they are supposed to be in the sound-stage. And it's live!.