Al Di Meola has Project in Montreal (1988)

July 2, 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<img src='//rvm.pm/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/61LenGNP4QL._SL500_AA280_.jpg' alt='Al Di Meola – All Your Life' width='190' height='161'/>

Al Di Meola records ‘Elegant Gypsy,’ his second album for Columbia (1977)

Al Di Meola's 'Elegant Gypsy' is his second album recorded between May and September 1977 and released the same year by Columbia..1 . Flight Over Rio, Elegant Gypsy (Toronto Jazz Festival, 2015) 2 . History of Mediterranean Sundance 3 . Mediterranean Sundance (w/ Paco De Lucia) 4 . Mediterranean Sundance/Rio Ancho (w/ Paco De Lucia) Track Listing : 1.Flight Over Rio (Mingo Lewis)- 07:16 .…

Al Di Meola plays at Toronto Jazz Festival (2015)

June 24, 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<img src='//rvm.pm/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/61LenGNP4QL._SL500_AA280_.jpg' alt='Al Di Meola – All Your Life' width='190' height='161'/>

Columbia publish ‘Splendido Hotel,’ a double album by Al Di Meola (1980)

Al Di Meola's 'Splendido Hotel' is a double album released on May 10, 1980 by Columbia.Track Listing : 1.Alien Chase On Arabian Desert (Al Di Meola) - 08:58 . 2.Silent Story In Her Eyes (Al Di Meola) - 07:35 . 3.Roller Jubilee (Philippe Saisse) - 04:44 . 4.Two To Tango (Al Di Meola) - 04:13 . 5.Al Di'S Dream Theme (Al Di Meola) - 06:50 . 6.Dinner Music Of The Gods (Al Di Meola) - 08:33 .…

Steve Vai joins Al Di Meola in California (2015)

April 26, 2015 - Steve Vai sits in with Al Di Meola and band at The Canyon in Agoura Hills, California<img src='//rvm.pm/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/61LenGNP4QL._SL500_AA280_.jpg' alt='Al Di Meola – All Your Life' width='190' height='161'/>

Al Di Meola releases ‘Pursuit of Radical Rhapsody’ recorded with World Sinfonia (2011)

Al Di Meola's 'Pursuit of Radical Rhapsody' is an album recorded with World Sinfonia and released on March 15, 2011 by Concord. Track Listing : 1.Siberiana (Al Di Meola) - 08:30 . 2.Paramour'S Lullaby (Al Di Meola) - 07:47 . 3.Mawazine, Pt. 1 (Al Di Meola) - 02:09 . 4.Michelangelo'S 7Th Child (Al Di Meola) - 07:33 . 5.Gumbiero (Al Di Meola) - 06:19 . 6.Brave New World (Al Di Meola) - 01:54 .…

Al di Meola plays in Limbourg, Belgium (2009)

March 10, 2009 - Al Di Meola's World Sinfonia performs in Limbourg, Belgium <img src='//rvm.pm/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/61LenGNP4QL._SL500_AA280_.jpg' alt='Al Di Meola – All Your Life' width='190' height='161'/>

Al Di Meola takes World Sinfonia to NYC (2009)

January 10, 2009 - Al Di Meola and World Sinfonia will be on stage at the Center for Ethical Culture in New York City More Info<img src='//rvm.pm/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/61LenGNP4QL._SL500_AA280_.jpg' alt='Al Di Meola – All Your Life' width='190' height='161'/>

Al Di Meola meets Gonzalo Rubalcaba (2012)

December 16, 2012 - Al Di Meola , Gonzalo Rubalcaba and Michael Paouris shere the stage at Fuzz Club in Athens, Greece<img src='//rvm.pm/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/61LenGNP4QL._SL500_AA280_.jpg' alt='Al Di Meola – All Your Life' width='190' height='161'/>

Al Di Meola visits Amsterdam (2012)

<img src='//rvm.pm/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Al-Di-Meola-plays-the-The Beatles-North-Sea-Jazz-Club-Amsterdam-9.12.2012.jpg' alt='' class='image_product'/>December 9, 2012 - Al Di Meola plays his album dedicated to the The Beatles at North Sea Jazz Club in Amsterdam, The Netherlands<img src='//rvm.pm/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/61LenGNP4QL._SL500_AA280_.jpg' alt='Al Di…

Al Di Meola, John McLaughlin and Paco de Lucía record live album : ‘Friday Night in San Francisco’ (1981)

'Friday Night in San Francisco' by Al Di Meola, John McLaughlin & Paco de Lucía is a live album recorded on December 6, 1980 and released on August 10, 1981 By Philips.Track Listing : 1.Mediterranean Sundance (Al Di Meola) / Río Ancho (Paco De Lucía) – 11:25 . 2.Short Tales Of The Black Forest (Chick Corea) - 08:39 . 3.Frevo Rasgado (Egberto Gismonti) - 07:54 . 4.Fantasia Suite (Al Di…

Al Di Meola enchants Tokyo (2004)

November 3, 2004 - Al Di Meola plays guitar at the JVC Jazz Festival in Tokyo, Japan<img src='//rvm.pm/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/Al-Di-Meola-Friday-Night-in-San-Francisco-RVJ.jpg' alt='Al Di Meola, John McLaughlin and Paco de Lucía - Friday Night in San Francisco' width='190' height='161'/><img…

Al Di Meola sits in with a Chamber Orchestra (2000)

October 30, 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.<img src='//rvm.pm/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/Al-Di-Meola-Friday-Night-in-San-Francisco-RVJ.jpg' alt='Al Di Meola, John McLaughlin and Paco de Lucía - Friday Night in San Francisco'…

Columbia publish Al Di Meola’s debut album : ‘Land of the Midnight Sun’ (1976)

Al Di Meola's 'Land of the Midnight Sun' is his first album released on October 25, 1976 by Columbia.Track Listing : 1.The Wizard (James Mingo Lewis) – 06:46 . 2.Land Of The Midnight Sun (Al Di Meola) – 09:10 . 3.Sarabande From Violin Sonata In B Minor, (Partita No. 1 In B Minor, Bwv 1002) (Johann Sebastian Bach) – 01:20 . 4.Love Theme From Pictures Of The Sea (Al Di Meola) – 02:25 . 5.Suite…

Al Di Meola, John McLaughlin, Paco De Lucia meet in Germany (1981)

August 30, 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<img src='//rvm.pm/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/61LenGNP4QL._SL500_AA280_.jpg' alt='Al Di Meola – All Your Life' width='190' height='161'/>

Al Di Meola, Stanley Clarke & Jean-Luc Ponty meet in Newport (1995)

August 21, 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<img src='//rvm.pm/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/61LenGNP4QL._SL500_AA280_.jpg' alt='Al Di Meola – All Your Life' width='190' height='161'/>

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 Tracklist : Orient Blue (2020) . Solo / Because (2019) . Mediterranean Sundance/Río Grande (2018) . w/ Steve Vai (2017) . Song to The Pharaoh King (2016) . Eleanor Rigby (2014) . w/ G3 Jam – Rockin in the Free World (2012) . If (2010) . Egyptian Danza . One Night…

Al DiMeola releases ‘All Your Life,’ an acoustic album revisiting the music of the Beatles (2013)

Al DiMeola's 'All Your Life' is an acoustic album revisiting the music of the The Beatles and released on September 16, 2013Track listing1.In My Life 2.And I Love Her3.Because4.Michelle5.I Will6.Eleanor Rigby7.Penny Lane8.Blackbird9.I Am The Walrus10.Day In The Life11.Being For The Benefit Of Mr Kite12.With A Little Help From My Friends13.If I Fell14.She’s Leaving HomeAll songs John Lennon / Paul…

Douglas Records publish John McLaughlin’s ‘My Goal’s Beyond,’ his third solo album (1971)

John McLaughlin's 'My Goal's Beyond' is his third solo album dedicated to Indian guru Sri Chinmoy, his spiritual leade aAnd released in June 1971 by Douglas Records. 1 . Goodbye, Pork Pie Hat 2 . Goodbye, Pork Pie Hat (w/ Jonas Hellborg) 3 . Blue In Green 4 . Blue In Green (Chicago) Track Listing : 1.Peace One (John Mclaughlin) - 07:18 . 2.Peace Two (John Mclaughlin) - 12:15 . 3.Goodbye Pork…

Happy Birthday Gonzalo Rubalcaba. ‘Rubalcaba De Cuba’

This day (May 27, 1963), in Havana, Cuba, is born Gonzalo Rubalcaba, a Grammy Award-winning Cuban jazz pianist and composer.Digest Tracklist : Joy, Joie (2019) . Gitaneria (2018) . w/ Anna Maria Jopek - Twe Usta Klamia (2017) . Volcan Trio (2016) . Joao (2014) . Supernova (2012) . Promenade (1999) . Agua De Beber (1995) . Giant Steps (1992) . & Chick Corea – Inprovisation (1991) . Autumn…

Abstract Logix publish ‘The Boston Record’ by John McLaughlin & The 4th Dimension (2014)

'The Boston Record' by John McLaughlin & The 4th Dimension is a live album recorded on June 22, 2013 at Berklee College of Music and released on March 18, 2014 by Abstract Logix.Track Listing : 1.Raju (John McLaughlin) - 08:35 . 2.Little Miss Valley (John McLaughlin) - 09:21 . 3.Abbaji (John McLaughlin) - 06:53 . 4.Echoes From Then (John McLaughlin) - 08:15 . 5.Senor C.S. (John McLaughlin) -…

Return to Forever return after 32 years with a live album called …. ‘Returns’ (2009)

Return to Forever's 'Returns' is a live album (and their first after 32 years) recorded during summer 2008 and released on March 17, 2009 by Eagle.Track Listing : 1.Opening Prayer (Chick Corea) - 02:03 . 2.Hymn Of The Seventh Galaxy (Chick Corea) - 03:43 . 3.Vulcan Worlds (Stanley Clarke) - 13:45 . 4.Sorceress (Lenny White) - 11:22 . 5.Song To The Pharaoh Kings (Chick Corea) - 27:13 . 6.Al'S…

John McLaughlin brings a 4th Dimension to Paris (2017)

March 1, 2017 - John McLaughlin & The 4th Dimension - that is Gary Husband (kb, d), Étienne M'Bappé (b) & Ranjit Barot (drums) - perform at New Morning in Paris<img src='//rvm.pm/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/Al-Di-Meola-Friday-Night-in-San-Francisco-RVJ.jpg' alt='Al Di Meola, John McLaughlin and Paco de Lucía - Friday Night in San Francisco' width='190' height='161'/>

Return to Forever record their sixth album : ‘Romantic Warrior’ for Columbia (1976)

Return to Forever's 'Romantic Warrior' is their sixth studio album recorded in February 1976 and released the same year by Columbia.Track Listing : 1.Medieval Overture (Chick Corea) - 05:14 . 2.Sorceress (Lenny White) - 07:34 . 3.The Romantic Warrior (Chick Corea) - 010:52 . 4.Majestic Dance (Al Di Meola) - 05:01 . 5.The Magician (Stanley Clarke) - 05:29 . 6.Duel Of The Jester And The Tyrant (Part…

Paco de Lucía releases the album : ‘Cositas Buenas’ (2004)

Paco de Lucía's 'Cositas Buenas' is an album featuring Tomatito on one song and released on January 27, 2004 by Blue Thumb Records. Track Listing : 1.Patio Custodio (Paco De Lucia) - 04:44 . 2.Cositas Buenas (Paco De Lucia) - 04:23 . 3.Antonia (Paco De Lucia) - 06:28 . 4.El Dengue (Paco De Lucia) - 04:03 . 5.Volar (Paco De Lucia) - 05:30 . 6.El Tesorillo (Paco De Lucia) - 04:39 . 7.Que Venga El…

John McLaughlin records ‘Extrapolation,’ his debut album for Marmalade Records (1969)

John McLaughlin's 'Extrapolation' is his debut album recorded on January 18, 1969 and released In 1969 by Marmalade Records.Track Listing : 1.Extrapolation (John McLaughlin) - 02:57 . 2.It'S Funny (John McLaughlin) - 04:25 . 3.Arjen'S Bag (John McLaughlin) - 04:25 . 4.Pete The Poet (John McLaughlin) - 05:00 . 5.This Is For Us To Share (John McLaughlin) - 03:30 . 6.Spectrum (John McLaughlin) -…

Sony publish Mahavishnu Orchestra’s sixth album : ‘Inner Worlds’ (1976)

Mahavishnu Orchestra's 'Inner Worlds' is their sixth (and its last for nearly ten years) album released in January 1976 by Sony.Track Listing : 1.All In The Family (John McLaughlin) - 06:02 . 2.Miles Out (John McLaughlin) - 06:44 . 3.In My Life (John McLaughlin, Narada Michael Walden) - 03:22 . 4.Gita (John McLaughlin) - 04:29 . 5.Morning Calls (John McLaughlin, Narada Michael Walden) - 01:23 .…

Mahavishnu Orchestra records the album ‘Visions of the Emerald Beyond’ for Columbia (1975)

Mahavishnu Orchestra's 'Visions of the Emerald Beyond' is an album recorded in December 1974 and released in February 1975 by Columbia.Track Listing : 1.Eternity'S Breath, Pt. 1 (John McLaughlin) - 03:10 . 2.Eternity'S Breath, Pt. 2 (John McLaughlin) - 04:50 . 3.Lila'S Dance (John McLaughlin) - 05:37 . 4.Can'T Stand Your Funk (John McLaughlin) - 02:10 . 5.Pastoral (John McLaughlin) - 03:41 .…

John McLaughlin takes the 4th Dimension to Milano (2014)

November 11, 2014 - John McLaughlin plays with Gary Husband (kb), Etienne Mbappe (b) and Ranjit Barot (d) at Blue Note Milano in Italy<img src='//rvm.pm/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/Al-Di-Meola-Friday-Night-in-San-Francisco-RVJ.jpg' alt='Al Di Meola, John McLaughlin and Paco de Lucía - Friday Night in San Francisco' width='190' height='161'/>

Warner Bros. publish Paul Simon’s sixth solo album : ‘Hearts and Bones’ (1983)

Paul Simon's 'Hearts and Bones' is his sixth solo album released on November 4, 1983 by Warner Bros.Track Listing : 1.Allergies (Paul Simon) - 04:37 . 2.Hearts And Bones (Paul Simon) - 05:37 . 3.When Numbers Get Serious (Paul Simon) - 03:25 . 4.Think Too Much (B) (Paul Simon) - 02:44 . 5.Song About The Moon (Paul Simon) - 04:07 . 6.Think Too Much (A) (Paul Simon) - 03:05 . 7.Train In The Distance…

Sony publish The Mahavishnu Orchestra’s album : ‘The Lost Trident Sessions’ recorded in 1973 (1999)

The Mahavishnu Orchestra's 'The Lost Trident Sessions' is a studio (it would have been their third) album recorded in 1973 and released on September 21, 1999 by Sony.Track Listing : 1.Dream (John McLaughlin) - 011:10 . 2.Trilogy (John McLaughlin) - 09:33 . - The Sunlit Path . - La Mere De La Mer . - Tomorrow'S Story Not The Same. 3.Sister Andrea (Jan Hammer) - 06:47 . 4.I Wonder (Jerry Goodman)…

John McLaughlin releases his second album : ‘Devotion’ (1970)

John McLaughlin's 'Devotion' is his second album recorded with Buddy Miles, Larry Young and Billy Rich and released in September 1970 by Douglas Records.Track Listing : 1.Devotion (John McLaughlin) - 11:25 . 2.Dragon Song (John McLaughlin) - 04:13 . 3.Marbles (John McLaughlin) - 04:05 . 4.Siren (John McLaughlin) - 05:55 . 5.Don'T Let The Dragon Eat Your Mother (John McLaughlin) - 05:18 .…

Bruce Springsteen releases his third album : ‘Born to Run’ featuring ‘Jungleland’ (1975)

Bruce Springsteen's 'Born to Run' feat. "Jungleland" is his third studio album released on August 25, 1975 by Columbia Records.Track Listing : 1.Thunder Road (Bruce Springsteen) - 04:49 . 2.Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out (Bruce Springsteen) - 03:11 . 3.Night (Bruce Springsteen) - 03:00 . 4.Backstreets (Bruce Springsteen) - 06:30 . 6.Born To Run (Bruce Springsteen) - 04:31 . 7.She'S The One (Bruce…

Mahavishnu Orchestra record their first live album : ‘Between Nothingness and Eternity’ in Central Park, New York (1973)

Mahavishnu Orchestra's 'Between Nothingness and Eternity' is their first live (and the last with the original line-up) album recorded on August 17–18, 1973 in Central Park, New York and released in November 1973 by C.B.S.Track listing : 1.Trilogy: Sunlit Path/La Mere de la Mer/Tomorrow's Story Not the Same (John McLaughlin)– 12:01 . 2.Sister Andrea (Jan Hammer) – 08:22 . 3.Dream (John…

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