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Al DiMeola


Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.20 | 47 ratings

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2 stars This is almost a good album.

For the most part, this album is very light fusion. The performances are fine, one can never fault Al Di Meola's playing, but the songs are nearly all very close to elevator music. Here and there a touch of excitement finds it's way into the arrangements. The opening track, "Paradisio" has a very good break section, but then tempers down when it gets back to the main theme. "Chilean Pipe Song", an unimaginitively named song, features Di Meola playing a synth with a patch that sounds like Chilean pipes, an overused synth patch in 80's and 90's uninspired light jazz and new age.

There are some high points, however. "Theme of the Mother Ship", co written with Chick Corea, and "Casmir" are both very good fusion songs that almost make this one worth the price of admission.

2.5 stars.

Evolver | 2/5 |


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