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Al DiMeola


Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.88 | 40 ratings

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4 stars After his glorious time as solo electric jazz fusion guitarist, Al Di Meola turned to acoustic world fusion and recorded this great album, which gave the birth to his World Sinfonia project .

Acoustic guitar jazz fusion is sometimes nice music, but have too many limitations, so doesn't have big fan base. There Al combines his acoustic guitar sound with second (classical) guitar, bandoneon (read - Italian accordion) and percussion section. Sound become more different ,warm and even nostalgic.

Music itself is melancholic melodic mix of Mediterranean melodies, Middle East touches and Piazzola's neo-tango influence. Great mix!! And you even will find RTF( more correctly -Corea's) No Mystery long version there.

All the music has it's unique sound because of Di Meola's (and team of musicians, that from now will become New Sinfonia project) unusual material reading: differently from hot emotional Latin rhythms, all the music is very acoustic, atmospheric, tasteful and nostalgic, let say ,more on Italian manner. This great result will be continued on few more New Sinfonia's albums.

Excellent album for fans of acoustic world fusion. Not too much jazz however.

snobb | 4/5 |


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