Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Al Di Meola





























rtist:  Al Di Meola
Birth Name:  Al Laurence DiMeola
Born:  July 22, 1954.  Jersey City, New Jersey, USA
Genre:  Jazz, Jazz Fusion, Latin Jazz, Guitar Jazz, Jazz Rock, World Fusion, Contemporary Jazz, Jazz Instrument
Occupation:  Musician, Composer, Records Producer
Instruments:  Guitar

Al Di Meola is an American Jazz Fusion and Latin Jazz Guitarist, Composer and Record Producer from Jersey City, New Jersey.  In 1974, he joined Chick Corea's Band, Return To Forever, with Stanley Clarke and Lenny White until it was disbanded in 1976.  He is most noted for his Latin-Influenced Jazz Fusion Works.  He is a four-time winner as Best Jazz Guitarist in Guitar Player Magazine's Reader Poll.














Title:  Morocco Fantasia  (2017)
Genre:  Jazz, Jazz Fusion, Latin Jazz, Guitar Jazz, Jazz Rock, World Fusion, Contemporary Jazz, Jazz Instrument
Label:  Inakustik
Rating:   ****

Tracks:

 1.  Misterio  (9:12)
 2.  Siberiana  (10:24)
 3.  Double Concerto   (9:17)
 4.  Michelangelo's 7th Child  (7:58)
 5.  Gumbiero  (7;43)
 6.  Turquoise  (8:21)
 7.  Encore (feat. Said Chraibi, Abdellah Meri, Tarik Ben Ali) (5:09)
 8.  Egypian Danze (feat. Abdellah Meri, Tarik Ben Ali)  (9:06)

Personnel:

Al Di Meola:  Guitar
Fausto Beccalossi:  Accordion
Peo Alfonsi:  2nd Guitar
Cumbi Ortiz:  Percussion
Peter Kaszas:  Drums
Victor Miranda:  Bass

Guests:

Said Charibi:  Oud
Adbellah Meri:  Violin
Tarik Ben Ali:  Percussion
Csaba Toth Bagi:  Live Sound Engineer 

Morocco Fantasia is the live of the Morocco Music Festival by Al Di Meola, was released on January 27, 2017 by Inakustik, featuring special guests Said Charibi, Abdellah Meri, Tarik Ben Ali, and Csaba Toth Bagi.

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