Happy Birthday Al Di Meola. ‘Sundancer’

This day (July 22, 1954), in Jersey City, New Jersey, is born Al Di Meola, an American jazz fusion and Latin jazz guitarist,

DIGEST

Digest Tracklist :

Egyptian Danza . w/ Peo Alfonsi – Beneath An Evening Sky (2012) . One Night Last June (2006) . Libertango (2004) . World Sinfonia / Indigo . Kiss My Axe (1991) . w/ Billy Cobham &Chick Corea – Spain . w/ Bireli Lagrene – Mediterranean Sundance . Dark Eye Tango (1978) .

TOP 10

Al Di Meola Top 10 :

Mediterranean Sundance . Flight Over Rio . Midnight Tango . Race With Devil On Spanish Highway . Elegant Gypsy Suite . Lady of Rome, Siister of Brazil . Egyptian Danza . The Wizard . Dark Eye Tango . Saranbande From Violin Sonata In B Minor .

SELECTED ALBUMS

Recorded on December 6, 1980, Friday Night in San Francisco is a live album by Al Di Meola, John McLaughlin and Paco de Lucía. >>

Released on October 25, 1976, Land of the Midnight Sun is the first album by Al Di Meola. >>

Al Di Meola‘s Elegant Gypsy is his second album recorded between May and September 1977. >>

Released on March 15, 2011, Pursuit of Radical Rhapsody is an album by Al Di Meola. >>

Splendido Hotel by Al Di Meola is a double album released on May 10, 1980. >>

MORE VIDEOS

[2014] Steve Vai sits in with Al Di Meola and band at The Canyon in Agoura Hills, California >> 35 MINUTES on RVM >>

[2012] Al Di Meola , Gonzalo Rubalcaba and Michael Paouris shere the stage at Fuzz Club in Athens, Greece >> 34 MINUTES on RVM >>

[2000] Al Di Meola and the Amadeus Chamber Orchestra will play Di Meola’s compositions lifted from his album The Grande Passion released last week on Telarc Records, in Warsaw, Poland. >> 23 MINUTES on RVM >>

[2013] Al Di Meola New World Sinfonia performs at Kaliningrad, Russia >> 94 MINUTES on RVM

[2008] Al Di Meola and World Sinfonia will be on stage at the Center for Ethical Culture in New York City >> 20 MINUTES on RVM >>

[2010] Al Di Meola performs at Jazz Alley in Seattle, WA >> 9 MINUTES on RVM >>

[2012] Al Di Meola plays his album dedicated to the Beatles at North Sea Jazz Club in Amsterdam, The Netherlands >> 14 MINUTES on RVM >>

[2004] Al Di Meola plays guitar at the JVC Jazz Festival in Tokyo, Japan >> 57 MINUTES on RVM >>

[1981] German television is to film Al Di Meola, John McLaughlin & Paco De Lucia playing solo or together at Loreley Amphitheatre in St. Goarshausen, Germany >> 129 MINUTES on RVM

[2012] Steve Vai and Al Di Meola partcipate in the G3 Concert in Prague >> 10 MINUTES >>

[2008] Return To Forever with Chick Corea, Stanley Clarke, Al Di Meola & Lenny White headlines at Jazzaldia in Donosti, San Sebastian, Spain >> 80 MINUTES >>

[1993] Al Di Meola Trio is due to play large excerpts of the brand new Heart of the Immigrants album in Munich, Germany >> 68 MINUTES >>

[1988] the Al Di Meola Project – that is Al Di Meola (g), Kei Akagi (b), Jose Renato (voc), Chuck Webb (b), Roger Squitero (perc) and Tommy Brechtlein (d) – performs at Montreal Jazz Festival, Canada >> 59 MINUTES >>

[2008] Al Di Meola‘s World Sinfonia performs in Limbourg, Belgium >> 15 MINUTES on RVM >>

[2016] Al Di Meola will share the stage with Sardininan guitarist Peo Alfonsi and Lebanese percussionist Rony Barra at gazARTE Music Hall in Athens, Greece >> 7 MINUTES >>

[1995] The Rite of Strings – that is Al Di Meola, Stanley Clarke and Jean-Luc Ponty – will be on stage at Newport Jazz Festival in Newport, RI >> 12 MINUTES on RVM

[2015] Al Di Meola and his band featuring Philippe Saisse (kb, v), Gumbi Ortiz (perc), Joel Taylor (d) and Armand Sabal-Lecco (b) are at Toronto Jazz Fest in Toronto, Canada >> 38 MINUTES >>

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Wikipedia : This day (July 22, 1954), in Jersey City, New Jersey, is born Al Di Meola, an American jazz fusion and Latin jazz guitarist,

Al Di Meola : A bona fide guitar hero, perennial poll-winner and virtuoso of the highest order, Di Meola has also been recognized over the past 30 years as a prolific composer and respected artist with over 20 recordings as a leader.

@allmusic : 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.

@last.fm : He has been continually sited by many of the top prominent Music critics around the world for his virtuosic guitar work and compositions. Al’s intrigue with complex rhythmic syncopation combined with provocative lyrical melodies always incorporating, sophisticated harmony at the root of these serious but heart felt works is central and foremost.

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