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Al Di Meola


Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.55 | 119 ratings

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4 stars I like Di Meola's music and trying to see and hear him live at any possibility (to be honest, during last some years he is very regular in our side of Europe).And I like his different music - perfect early electric jazz-fusion albums, and later world -fusion with "World Sinfonia".

This album is real transition one. After some excellent electric fusion albums and one not very successful "Splendido Hotel" trying to change things, Al Di Meola returned back to his roots. But only in part.

You can find some heavy electric fusion pieces there, but some acoustic guitar songs as well. And some acoustic Latin melodies with pop elements. It is for sure Di Meola is in search on his future direction here. Participated musicians are still all stars incl. Paco De Lucia, Steve Gadd and Ian Hammer, between others.

In fact album sounds more as collection of few different styles. All songs are not too much connected between each other. Some of them are perfect, some just average.

But I think this is last strong Al Di Meola album from his earlier period. He will go for acoustic pop-world music later, and will return in form after some years only. In total 3,5.

snobb | 4/5 |


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