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ELEGANT GYPSY

Al Di Meola

 

Jazz Rock/Fusion

4.26 | 534 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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4 stars Man this guy is so fast and yet so smooth !

"Flight Over Rio" is my favourite from this record especially the 90 second intro where Jan Hammer's synth work is incredible.There is some scorching guitar 3 minutes in and check out DiMeola and Hammer trading solos ! The song ends as it began. Nice. "Midnight Tango" is a change of pace. It's a jazzy tune with some great percussion from Lenny White towards the end.

"Mediterranean Sundance" has a Spanish flavour to Al's guitar playing that is fast and intricate. Some great leads ! "Race With Devil On Spanish Highway" features some light speed guitar playing from DiMeola that is contrasted with his almost soaring melodies. Great tune ! "Lady Of Rome Sister Of Brazil" is a short acoustic song. "Elegant Gypsy Suite" features some cool percussion and great bass playing while the guitar melodies 5 minutes in shine.

Easily 4 stars. Again i'm so impressed at how smooth DiMeola's playing is when he's playing so fast. It's like he has the ability to slow it all down in his mind and it seems so effortless on his part. Amazing ! And he has surrounded himself with some very talented musicians. Highly recommended.

Mellotron Storm | 4/5 |

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