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McLaughlin and De Lucia Di Meola


Jazz Rock/Fusion

4.15 | 89 ratings

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5 stars Sometimes the stars align just right things just come together like they were supposed to. This album is one of those times. I imagine myself sitting in the audience and with my eyes closed try and figure out who is playing what but I just get moved by the beauty these three masters evoke. In the end it doesn't matter who plays what because it is just so fantastic. Tremendous lines of melody come cascading down a waterfall of virtuosic playing now in flamenco, now in jazz and now in blues, to wash over you sometimes in torrents sometimes in droplets and sometimes in just a mist. Sometimes serious and sometimes in jest these guys run the whole gauntlet in just 41 minutes.

This is pure pleasure for me. I take this one out several times a year to just bask in its brilliance. My only complaint is it is too short. I wish they would add some bonus to track to the 6 releases but that is a minor complaint. This is like watching a bullfight with the speed of a motocross event. One of the few albums that really leaves me searching for adjectives and superlatives to woefully try and describe it. If you are a prog fan or fan of any technically challenging music you have to like this. If you don't then you must be dead. Without a shadow of doubt 5 stars.

Garion81 | 5/5 |


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