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ELEGANT GYPSY

Al Di Meola

 

Jazz Rock/Fusion

4.26 | 520 ratings

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Chus
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5 stars It's a masterpiece. Another latin fusion masterpiece.

"Flight over Rio" sets the album off with it's bombastic bridge of guitar/keyboard interplay, followed by the part-mellow-part-heavy "Midnight Tango", with it's great percussive ending featuring steel drums and congas. "Mediterranean Sundance" gives the album it's rightful title with a sort of "rumba flamenca", starring also the one and only Paco De Lucia with his usual flamenco magic. And what about the quasimetal "Race with the Devil On Spanish Highway"?... not bad latin metal fusion, and though not exactly my favourite song it fits well. An awfully short bossa "Lady Of Rome, Sister Of Brazil" follows (which could had gone a bit longer) and then the title track suite ends the album in style.

I would also like to give high praise to the musicians that appeared on this album, particularly bassist Anthony Jackson who reminds a lot to Stanley Clarke at times with the power chords.

I'll give 5 stars to this one, and I'm pretty sure it's not the only one I'd be giving to this superb musician's discography.

Chus | 5/5 |

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