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 Meola) – 08:41 . 5.Guardian Angel (John Mclaughlin) – 04:00

Musicians : John Mclaughlin – Acoustic Guitar On (2 – 3 – 4 – 5) . Paco De Lucía – Acoustic Guitar On (1 – 3 – 4 – 5)

Production : Produced By Al Di Meola, John Mclaughlin, Paco De Lucía . Tim Pinch – Engineer . Ray Bardani – Mixing . Ron Carran – Engineer . Bob Ludwig – Mastering

Package : Tom Copi – Liner Design, Photography . Howard Fritzson – Art Direction . Bill Milkowski – Liner Notes . Paula Scher – Design

Recorded On December 5, 1980 At The Warfield, San Francisco, Ca And On May 1981 At Minot Sound, White Plains, Ny.

Released On August 10, 1981 By Philips.


I am aware that the term “masterpiece” is thrown about with nauseating regularity in these degenerate days when karaoke cover versions of hit songs sung by members of Glee seemingly hit number one on the Billboard charts every other week, but the improvisational brilliance of Friday Night in San Francisco is a transcendent experience. At least, for this ‘umble guitarist. […]

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A million notes a minute is not gonna be a song, or even music. That’s all I’m saying. They truly are scary notes, though. […]
Fusing jazz, flamenco, bossa nova and even a hint of the blues Friday Night In San Francisco brought togther three absolute masters in their own particular styles for in my opinion one of the greatest and most musically inspirational guitar albums ever. […]


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