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Al Di Meola - Elegant Gypsy CD (album) cover


Al Di Meola


Jazz Rock/Fusion

4.24 | 615 ratings

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5 stars Second solo album by the Italian-origined American guitarist who had a strong latin desire, Elegant Gypsy is usually regarded as his best solo album, and in fact it is, and to me is among the best jazz albums ever recorded. Maybe sometime is kinda same with what he was doing in Return to Forever, musicaly speaking but this is very Ok to my taste. Album starts with Flight over Rio a typical DiMeola latin fusin music with a lot of percussions played by Mingo Lewis, this is the first track to remember. The second piece that worth investigate is the best from here , Race With the Devil - Al Dimeola at his best, nothing more.The drums are absolute stunning and very sophisticated sometimes, and sometimes very smooth. The rest of the tracks are also good jazz fusion latin flamenco orientated that must plesed every prog fan, not only jazz lovers. In the end 5 stars for this one. One of my fav albums from jazz no doubt, and deserve to be on your shelves, because worth every second. Essential album.

b_olariu | 5/5 |


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