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ELEGANT GYPSY

Al Di Meola

 

Jazz Rock/Fusion

4.27 | 526 ratings

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snobb
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4 stars Possibly, the best Al Di Meola album. In fact, it continues music of his debut, but is much more focused. There is perfect balance between his electric and acoustic guitar, between Latin sensitivity ( at the level, acceptable for ADM "cold" early works), and jazz rock energy. Flamenco God Paco De Lucia gave few warm acoustic touches as well.

I think, even musician list is there one of the best during ADM career. In many places the music is near best RTF examples, just more guitar oriented. Jan Hammer still plays competent moog/electric piano lines ( in contrast to his later pop-synth jobs). Lenny White brings very RTF drumming.

Big album plus is very different melodies,rhythms and musical arrangements. All sound fresh and impressible.

snobb | 4/5 |

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