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Al Di Meola and World Sinfonia: The Grande Passion

Read "The Grande Passion" reviewed by Todd S. Jenkins

Another luxuriant, sensual and romantic project by a master of the acoustic guitar. Di Meola has worked the “World Sinfonia” concept several times, and it seems to have reached a new peak with The Grande Passion. This disc is on a par with Oregon’s recent orchestral project, Oregon In Moscow , and may well surpass it ...


Al Di Meola: The Grande Passion

Read "The Grande Passion" reviewed by AAJ Staff

Al Di Meola is one of those jazz musicians--like, say, Chick Corea--whose interests are so broad that he can't be categorized. The agreement about Di Meola lies in his mastery of the instrument, a subject over which there is little debate.

After unpredictably releasing a 1999 Christmas album strangely enough in conjunction with Ukrainian bandura ...