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Festival International de Jazz de Montréal 2022

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Various Venues Festival International de Jazz de Montréal Montréal, Canada June 30-July 4, 2022 Like everything else, the Covid-19 pandemic stopped the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal in its tracks. Forced to cancel the 2020 festival, they instead presented a four-day virtual festival online on June 27-30. Another abbreviated version was presented September 15-19, 2021, featuring mostly Canadian musicians and outdoor stages to comply with health restrictions. This year the festival came roaring ...

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Radio & Podcasts

Charlie Mariano, Al Di Meola, Stanley Clarke, Return To Forever and Mahavishnu Orchestra

Read "Charlie Mariano, Al Di Meola, Stanley Clarke, Return To Forever and Mahavishnu Orchestra" reviewed by Len Davis


From 1977 we play music from Charlie Mariano, from 1985 Al Di Meola with Elegant Gypsy-Live and More. Return To Forever, Stanley Clarke and the Mahavishnu Orchestra.Playlist Gene Lake “Grace Under Pressure" from Cycles (Passin' Thru) 00:00 Charlie Mariano “Helen 12 Trees" from Helen 12 Trees (Edel) 07:14 Al Di Meola “Senor Mouse" from Elegant Gypsy-Live And More (Ear Music) 14:17 Stanley Clarke and Friends “Stratus" from Live At the Greek (Sony) 21:31 Return to Forever “Celebration Suite ...

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Al Di Meola, Richie Cole, Oscar Peterson and More

Read "Al Di Meola, Richie Cole, Oscar Peterson and More" reviewed by Joe Dimino


This week we feature guitarist Al Di Meola with music off his 2020 Tribute to The Beatles, Across the Universe. We pay deep respects to the late Richie Cole and honor the spirit of Bootsie Barnes. We continue bringing you jazz in all its current and progressive forms to cope with this COVID-19 world. Playlist Al Di Meola “Here Comes the Sun" Across the Universe (earMUSIC) 00:00 Host talks 3:40 River Cow Orchestra “Word Is'" First Bliss (Fieldinfoserv ...

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Album Review

Al Di Meola: Across the Universe

Read "Across the Universe" reviewed by Doug Collette


Al Di Meola's Across The Universe reaffirms how ideally the music of the Beatles translates into the eclectic style he forged early in his career. It's not as if the multi-instrumentalist/composer hadn't already made the point with All Your Life (inakustik, 2013), but this second, similarly conceived album is not only worth savoring repeatedly on its own terms, but as a reliable point of departure to rediscover both the source material and Di Meola's own discography. The mix ...

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Al Di Meola At One World Theatre

Read "Al Di Meola At One World Theatre" reviewed by Jed Vaughn


Al Di Meola One World Theatre Austin, TX September 25, 2018 One World Theatre in Austin, Texas, is a unique and intimate little venue to catch great musical performances in the self-proclaimed “Live Music Capital of the World." Every seat provides a great view with perfect sound and acoustics. With a mere 300 seats, it is impossible to land in one that would not be described as superb. World-class guitarist Al di Meola performed there ...

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Al Di Meola: Opus

Read "Opus" reviewed by Doug Collette


Guitarist/composer Al Di Meola explores his heritage musically and otherwise in the near hour-long Opus. Largely a solo project, the music becomes all the more compelling for an intricacy mirrored in the deceptively ornate cover art. The intimacy arising from the very first tones of “Milonga Noctiva (Wandering in the Dark)" eventually alternates overdubs of acoustic and electric guitars with orchestral punctuation. As flamenco flourishes introduce the sounds of classically-tinged piano, the musicianship conjures an air of formality ...


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