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Al Di Meola

Guitarist Al Di Meola first rose to prominence as a blazing jazz fusion player before his playing matured and he began to conquer other styles, such as acoustic Latin music. Born on July 22, 1954, in Jersey City, NJ, Di Meola briefly studied at the Berklee School of Music in Boston during the early '70s before accepting a job replacing guitarist Bill Connors in fusion trailblazers Return to Forever (a group that included such monster instrumentalists as keyboardist Chick Corea and bassist Stanley Clarke) in 1974. It was with Di Meola that Return to Forever enjoyed their greatest commercial success, as such releases as 1974's Where Have I Known Before, 1975's No Mystery, and 1976's Romantic Warrior cracked the U.S. Top 40 before Di Meola jumped ship to launch a solo career.

What followed remains some of the finest jazz fusion guitar-based recordings ever: 1976's Land of the Midnight Sun, 1977's Elegant Gypsy (which would eventually earn gold certification in the U.S.), and Casino, plus 1979's Splendido Hotel. Di Meola then united with fellow guitar greats John McLaughlin and Paco de Lucía for 1980's Friday Night in San Francisco. Throughout the '80s and '90s, he racked up numerous accolades (including earning yearly top honors in Guitar Player magazine polls), kept on issuing solo releases on a regular basis, and played with others, including releases by Stomu Yamash'ta, Paul Simon, Stanley Jordan, and David Matthews, as well as further work with such former bandmates as Corea, Clarke, de Lucía, and McLaughlin.

During the '90s, Di Meola turned his back almost entirely on fusion to concentrate more on acoustic-based world music, as evidenced by such releases as World Sinfonia, Di Meola Plays Piazzolla, and Heart of the Immigrants, among others. During the 2000s, Di Meola continued this eclectic approach with releases like 2003's Revisited, 2006's Consequence of Chaos, 2007's Diabolic Inventions and Seduction for Solo Guitar, Vol. 1: Music of Astor Piazzolla, and 2008's live album He and Carmen with flutist Eszter Horgas. In 2011, Di Meola delivered the Latin and world music-infused studio album Pursuit of Radical Rhapsody, featuring bassist Charlie Haden and Cuban pianist Gonzalo Rubalcaba. ~ Greg Prato
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Selected Discography

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Track List: Pursuit Of Radical Rhapsody

1. Siberiana

5. Gumbiero

6. Brave New World

7. Full Frontal Contrapuntal

8. That Way Before

9. Fireflies

11. Bona

12. Radical Rhapsody

13. Strawberry Fields

15. Over The Rainbow

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Track List: Diabolic Inventions And Seduction

1. Campero

2. Poemo Valseado

3. Tangata De Alba

4. Adios Nonino

5. Tema De Maria

6. Milonga Del Angel

7. Romantico

8. Milonga Carrieguera

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Track List: Consequence Of Chaos

1. San Marco (Moderna)

2. Turquoise

3. Odyssey

4. Tao

5. Azucar

6. Sanctuary

7. Hypnose

8. Red Moon

9. Cry For You

10. Just Three Words

11. Tempest

12. Storm Off-Shore

13. Black Pearls

14. Africana Suite

15. San Marco (Vecchio)

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Track List: Splendido Hotel

1. Alien Chase On Arabian Desert

2. Silent Story In Her Eyes

3. Roller Jubilee

4. Two To Tango

5. Al Di's Dream Theme

6. Dinner Music Of The Gods

7. Splendido Sundance

8. I Can Tell

9. Spanish Eyes

11. Bianca's Midnight Lullaby

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Track List: Casino

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Track List: Elegant Gypsy

1. Flight Over Rio

2. Midnight Tango

3. Mediterranean Sundance

4. Race With Devil On Spanish Highway

5. Lady Of Rome Sister Of Brazil

6. Elegant Gypsy Suite

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Track List: All Your Life

1. In My Life

2. And I Love Her

3. Because

4. Michelle

5. I Will

6. Eleanor Rigby

7. Penny Lane

8. Blackbird

9. I Am The Walrus

10. Day In The Life

11. Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite

12. With A Little Help From My Friends

13. If I Fell

14. She's Leaving Home

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Wow, haven't heard any Di Meola in years. Saw him in Long Beach, CA in the late 70's and he was quite good
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Where is Land of the midnight sun???
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Forgot to mention, the other artists that played that night: Fleetwood Mac, Bob Seger (and the Silver Bullet Band) and Kenny Loggins. They were all great, but my best memories were of R.T.F.
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I saw Al with R.T.F. in Orlando. They were supposed to be the opening act, but the rain delayed the concert and as the gracious band they were, they allowed the other bands to go on first. The concert ended after midnight and I feel sorry for the people that left early, they missed one of the greatest live performances that I ever attended.
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Diabolic invention a classic cd must see live
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Living legend masterful musician great style saw him at yoshis SF with his own band played his Mediterranea n style of music many great solos and very funny also saw him with stanley Clark return to forever
Wonderful show
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Performing at Berklee this Halloween. Very excited...
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barbraalsnau e r 1 9 6 3
My first husband played his music frequently, and so would I when I was alone and in the mood to let the music take me away to be Alone and still want to dance by myself. 1980-82 my years.
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philippepelu s o
Not many guitarist have that dexterity, Al Di Meola is a Master!
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I met Mr.D in Boston..1983 .
I am still in AWE!
And i'm a drummer.
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nealr1017
As a high school classmate of Al's, it was evident then that he was destined for greatness. He left the audiences of the talent shows in awe.
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girl_koston
Heard him in 78 79 on KQRS in Minnesota was hooked
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yolo40...wel l said, well put and so true!
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paulettedriv e r 8
From NZ: Wow, my world has changed for the better after hearing Al. FABULOUS WONDERFUL!
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boloconstruc t i o n
Al is one of the finest guitarists ever to play that instrument! !!!
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I loved his stuff with R.T.F. and was fortunate to see them live. His music now is too flamenco for me. Still a master of the guitar...
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An absolutely amazing guitarist!
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I am the Walrusssss!! ! ! great cover!
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coreymarie10
Happy Birthday Al :)
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I always liked this guy very underrated.
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Sweet version of IF I FELL !!!!!
Lush sound & beautiful articulation X
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No mystery had a profound impact on my my musical taste.
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Damn, dude!
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Elegant Gypsy one the BEST
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wish i had a Elegant Gypsy :(
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Forgot how much I enjoyed his music. Sold/gave away all my albums a couple of years ago when I moved. I guess I'm going to rebuy his stuff on Itunes/Pando r a .
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I LOVE AL! got to meet him 10yrs ago in Cleveland and I told him we share the same birthday july 22nd (plus we are both Italian and guitarists). And he said beautiful day man, beautiful day. right smack dab in the middle of summer! I said yeah! I play your song July every Bday! and he laughed. I then hung around and watched him while he was signing autographs and I think he thought I was stalking him or something cuz he looked at me and gave me a look like why are you still standing here.
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He's good - but he's no Paco ...
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Elegant Gypsy! way to go Al! sure learn some tips and leaks from your pal Paco.
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I used to own this album. I may still have it sitting in a box in the basement...
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Gotta be the descendant of Andres Segovia !!!
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What a rarity! Many blisters on those fingers!
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He also played with Jean Luc Ponty and Stanley Clarke in Rite of Strings. Great stuff. I think he was featured on another JLP album but I can't remember which on off the top of my head.
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IF you like Al Do Meola search out his music on other out lets because Pandora is incomplete on most great guitarist like Michael Hedges, Jimmy Vaughn, Steve Khan and so on.
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Better then McLaughlin. much cleaner and precise playing and execution of ideas. they are both great in different ways.
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Wow. His playing on a piece that came up on Pandora demanded that I find out who this guy was; what fire and breathtaking speed! The only other guitarist I have heard who parallels him is John McLaughlin.
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First time I saw Al was 1978 at Long Beach Arena. He and his band breathed fire.
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Long time fan of this master player. Saw him w/Chick Corea RTF many decades ago. Benn in love with his playing ever since.
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Ya rcollier306 ! I have the album from that and it's totally outragious. Whaddah tour de force. I luv the Pink Panther trick on the audience. DMB
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Used to think Mediterranea n Sundance was the best song ever recorded....
Seen him 6 times live and all performances have been extraordinar y
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rcollier306
saw him w/mclaghlin, l u c i a , s a t u r d a y n i g h t in ny when that was recorded
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Only ONE Al DiMeola . . . unique guitar work.
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seifantastic o m a u r i z i o g e r b a s i .
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geman
The fastest and cleanest sounding and that was at age 19!
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gs3215
Where is his first LP Land of the Midnight sun ?
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The great thing about DiMeola is his reinvention of a common theme. Mediteranean , World and the Americas. What fun we've had enjoying his spirit. Thank you.
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This man plays with passion, grace and fire. Too many people leave out fire. That's a shame. Al is incendiary. A regular pyro. Love it still after all these years.
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rotaryturbo2
Al is great the best guitar player i have ever heard,since high school
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I first heard of Al in 76 I was in high school. Then saw him in person, great just great. Lost track of him till now with Pandora
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kmiller6667
I love him....thoug h t i was back in Madrid...
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