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Al Di Meola at Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley

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Al Di Meola Acoustic Trio Dimitriou's Jazz Alley Seattle, WA June 15, 2023 On Thursday June 15th Al Di Meola brought an acoustic trio to Dimitriou's Jazz Alley in Seattle to perform a set of flamenco influenced jazz. The musicians in his group included Di Meola playing guitar, Italian flamenco guitarist Peo Alfonsi, and percussionist Sergio Martínez. The set consisted of acoustic music that Di Meola has performed throughout his career as ...

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Al Di Meola at the Boulder Theater

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Al Di Meola Boulder Theater Boulder, Colorado February 3, 2023 Psychologically speaking, having a split personality is usually a bad thing. Musically, it can be a delight. Guitarist Al Di Meola has had a musical split personality--one is acoustic, the other eclectric--for decades now. Two sides of the same coin, a sonic swap, aural diversity. And whichever side of the coin comes up, the audience is a winner. Di Meola blasted onto the ...

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Al Di Meola / Jean-Luc Ponty / Stanley Clarke: Rite Of Strings Live at Montreux 1994

Read "Rite Of Strings Live at Montreux 1994" reviewed by Doug Collette


By the time Al Di Meola, Jean-Luc Ponty and Stanley Clarke were recorded in 1994 at the prestigious Montreux Jazz Festival—remarkably, in their first time ever playing together in public—each had established a solid reputation in the jazz-fusion field and beyond. Accordingly, it might be seen as destiny that the three would work together in some context and indeed they did on both stage and studio (an album from which came out the year following their appearance in Switzerland).

Album Review

Stomu Yamash'ta: Seasons: The Island Albums (1972-1976)

Read "Seasons: The Island Albums (1972-1976)" reviewed by Maurizio Comandini


Stomu Yamash'ta è un celebre percussionista giapponese, nato a Kyoto, in Giappone nel 1947. Figlio del direttore della Filarmonica di Kyoto, ha studiato musica all'Università di Kyoto e al Berklee College of Music. Ancora giovanissimo venne notato dal grande direttore d'orchestra Seiji Ozawa e si mise in evidenza come performer di assoluto valore in contesti legati alla musica giapponese tradizionale e di avanguardia, incorporando suggestioni provenienti dalla musica elettronica. Nel 1969 si esibisce con la Chicago Symphony Orchestra diretta dal ...

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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

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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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