Al Di Meola Elegant Gypsy

Al Di Meola ‎- Elegant Gypsy ‎(1977) Columbia/HC 44461 - US Pressing - LP In 24bit/96kHz

Al Di Meola ‎- Elegant Gypsy
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Label: Columbia/HC 44461 | Release: 1977 | This Issue: 1981 | Genre: Jazz-Rock

Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music
Al DiMeola is what so many shred metal guitarists wish they could be. He can play a ridiculous number of notes per second yet he plays with a musicality seldom rivalled by the genre he helped to inspire. Elegant Gypsy shows Al in his prime, with an intractable lineup featuring flamenco god Paco De Lucia and Mahavishnu organ grinder Jan Hammer. The result is a blazing set of fusion that is over far too soon.

Al Di Meola - Elegant Gypsy (1977) {Columbia}  Music

Posted by tiburon at May 26, 2015
Al Di Meola - Elegant Gypsy (1977) {Columbia}

Al Di Meola - Elegant Gypsy (1977) {Columbia}
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Genre: Fusion

Guitarist Al DiMeola's second record as a leader is generally an explosive affair, although it does have a fair amount of variety. With Jan Hammer or Barry Miles on keyboards, electric bassist Anthony Jackson, drummer Lenny White (Steve Gadd takes his place on the "Elegant Gypsy Suite" ), and percussionist Mingo Lewis on most of the selections, DiMeola shows off his speedy and rockish fusion style. He was still a member of Return to Forever at the time and was a stronger guitarist than composer, but DiMeola did put a lot of thought into this music. The brief "Lady of Rome, Sister of Brazil" (an acoustic guitar solo) and "Mediterranean Sundance" (an acoustic duet with fellow guitarist Paco de Lucia) hints at DiMeola's future directions. A near classic in the fusion vein.
Al Di Meola - Elegant Gypsy (1977) Japanese Remastered Reissue 1997

Al Di Meola - Elegant Gypsy (1977) Japanese Remastered Reissue 1997
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Genre: Fusion, Jazz Rock, Guitar Virtuoso | Label: Sony Records | # SRCS 9181 | Time: 00:37:12

Guitarist Al di Meola's second record as a leader is generally an explosive affair, although it does have a fair amount of variety. With Jan Hammer or Barry Miles on keyboards, electric bassist Anthony Jackson, drummer Lenny White (Steve Gadd takes his place on the "Elegant Gypsy Suite"), and percussionist Mingo Lewis on most of the selections, di Meola shows off his speedy and rock-ish fusion style. He was still a member of Return to Forever at the time and was a stronger guitarist than composer, but di Meola did put a lot of thought into this music. The brief "Lady of Rome, Sister of Brazil" (an acoustic guitar solo) and "Mediterranean Sundance" (an acoustic duet with fellow guitarist Paco de Lucía) hints at di Meola's future directions. A near classic in the fusion vein.
Al Di Meola - Elegant Gypsy (1977) [Japanese Reissue 2001] PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC {RE-UP}

Al Di Meola - Elegant Gypsy (1977) [Japanese Reissue 2001]
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Al Di Meola - Elegant Gypsy (320kb)  Music

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Al Di Meola - Live at the North Sea Jazz Festival, 1993 (2012)  Music

Posted by Designol at Nov. 11, 2016
Al Di Meola - Live at the North Sea Jazz Festival, 1993 (2012)

Al Di Meola - Live at the North Sea Jazz Festival, 1993 (2012)
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Guitar Virtuoso, Fusion, Jazz-Rock | Label: The Store For Music | # SFM CD 251 | Time: 00:43:54

With a musical career spanning more than three decades, Al Di Meola continues to be one of the most influential and pioneering guitarists in the jazz-world-fusion category, mirroring the rich influences of flamenco, tango, Brazilian, African, and Middle Eastern music in his work. Recorded in 1993 at the North Sea Jazz Festival, an event widely acknowledged as the biggest and most prestigious festival in the world. Over the past 30 years, Al Di Meola has been recognized as a prolific composer, with over two dozen recordings to his name. The profundity of Di Meola s writing, along with the soulfulness and natural lyricism of his playing, have won him a large number of admirers worldwide.
Leverkusener Jazztage 37: Al Di Meola, Christian Scott Atunde Adjuah, Gregory Porter & ... (2016) [HDTV 720p]

Leverkusener Jazztage 37: Al Di Meola, Christian Scott Atunde Adjuah, Gregory Porter & The Stanley Clarke Band (2016)
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Jazz / Blues / Soul / Rock / Fusion | 02:09:00 | ~ 25.17 Gb

~ Al Di Meola, Christian Scott Atunde Adjuah, Gregory Porter & The Stanley Clarke Band Live at Leverkusener Jazztage Festival ~
John McLaughlin Al Di Meola Paco De Lucía - Passion, Grace & Fire (1983) FC 38645 - US LP - NEW 2016 RIP In 24bit/96kHz

John McLaughlin, Al Di Meola, Paco De Lucía
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Mastered At Sterling Sound By George Marino
Label: Columbia/FC 38645 | Release: 1983 | Genre: Acoustic-Fusion

Excellent addition to any fusion music collection
Somehow passed over and nearly forgotten, languishing in the shadow of the 'Friday Night in San Francisco' set, is this great album from the guitar hero team. The immediacy of that first release is still here but this session benefits from the quiet calm of the studio and less chance for the these luminaries to get caught up in showmanship. Rather, a proper selection of music is heard and the delicate balance the three achieve between jazz spontaneity, Spanish heat, and the precision of Latin fusion is more clearly rendered than on the beloved but somewhat cold 'Friday Night'. And the music is better, too, if only from lack of exposure.

Al Di Meola - Casino (1978) Japanese Remastered Reissue 1998  Music

Posted by Designol at March 24, 2016
Al Di Meola - Casino (1978) Japanese Remastered Reissue 1998

Al Di Meola - Casino (1978) Japanese Remastered Reissue 1998
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 294 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 131 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Fusion, Jazz Rock, Guitar Virtuoso | Label: Sony Records | # SRCS 9383 | Time: 00:38:33

Following up the superb Elegant Gypsy was no mean feat, but Al di Meola gave it his best shot with the similarly styled Casino, released in 1978. Featuring a core band of Steve Gadd, Anthony Jackson, and Barry Miles (whom di Meola came up with before the guitarist was invited to join Return to Forever), the playing is sharp and fiery, matching the youthful intensity of the leader. Di Meola is a good composer in the fusion idiom, and the four original compositions on Casino, although clearly bearing the mark of Chick Corea's influence, are strong. His "Fantasia Suite for Two Guitars," featuring di Meola accompanying himself via multi-tracking, is beautiful and dramatic, and hints at the guitarist's later all-acoustic works such as Friday Night in San Francisco.
Al Di Meola ‎- Land Of The Midnight Sun ‎(1976) CBS 32027 - EU Pressing - LP In 24bit/96kHz

Al Di Meola ‎- Land Of The Midnight Sun
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Mastered At Sterling Sound By Robert Ludwig
Label: Columbia/HC 44461 | Release: 1976 | Reissue | Genre: Jazz-Rock

Excellent addition to any rock music collection
4.5 stars really!!!!
Having recently shocked and awed the JR/F world with two amazing albums (Hymn To The seventh Galaxy and Romantic Warrior), Return To Forever was riding high on the wave it had created, riding on Corea and DiMeola's incredibly fast playing, displaying a monstrous but cold virtuosity that would eventually have a lot of fans grinding their teeth. ADM's debut solo album was another monster that would enthral fans around the world. This writer bought the album within the month it came out, well before he would indulge in Nucleus of Liles' start of the decade masterpieces, so for a few years, this album represented what jazz-rock was all about. Although called a solo album, you'd swear this could yet another RTF album as all of the RTF members appears at one point or another on this album. Musically speaking, this album is a bit schizophrenic, as 2/3 pf it is pure jazz rock, while the last third is more eclectic, from Classical too.