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Al Di Meola

Al Di Meola's ongoing fascination with complex rhythmic syncopation combined with provocative lyrical melodies and sophisticated harmony has been at the heart of his music throughout a celebrated career that has spanned four decades and earned him critical accolades, three gold albums and more than six million in record sales worldwide. A bona fide guitar hero, perennial poll-winner, and prolific composer, he has amassed over 20 albums as a leader while collaborating on a dozen or so others with the likes of the fusion supergroup Return to Forever (with Chick Corea, Stanley Clarke and Lenny White), the celebrated acoustic Guitar Trio featuring fellow virtuosos John McLaughlin and Paco de Lucia, and the Rite of Strings trio with bassist Clarke and violinist Jean-Luc Ponty

Across the Universe

Label: earMUSIC
Released: 2020
Track listing: Here Comes The Sun; Golden Slumbers Medley; Dear Prudence; Norwegian Wood; Mother Nature’s Son; Strawberry Fields Forever; Yesterday; Your Mother Should Know; Hey Jude; I'll Follow The Sun; Julia; Till There Was You; Here, There And Everywhere; Octopus's Garden.

ARTICLE: RADIO

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.

ARTICLE: 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 ...

NEWS: AWARD / GRANT

Russian Guitarist Takes First Prize At 2020 The International Acoustic Music Awards

Russian Guitarist Takes First Prize At 2020 The International Acoustic Music Awards

Multi-award winning guitarist, composer and bandleader Roman Miroshnichenko took first prize at the 16th Annual International Acoustic Music Awards (IAMA) in the “Instrumental" category for composition “Ostrov". The IAMA, one of the world's leading international songwriting events, honors songwriters, composers, bands, and recording artists. Winners were selected by a Blue Ribbon committee of music industry judges ...

NEWS: AWARD / GRANT

Roman Miroshnichenko Is A Finalist in the 24th Annual USA Songwriting Competition

Roman Miroshnichenko Is A Finalist in the 24th Annual USA Songwriting Competition

Guitarist, composer and bandleader Roman Miroshnichenko is a finalist in the 24th Annual USA Songwriting Competition in the “Instrumental" category for his composition “Song For Godfather Of Fusion," which appears on his latest multi award-winning album Ascension which is dedicated to one of the greatest guitar players of all time, Larry Coryell. “Roman's adventurous complex playing ...

ARTICLE: SOCAL JAZZ

Alvas Showroom: The Art of Listening

Read "Alvas Showroom: The Art of Listening" reviewed by Jim Worsley

Allan Holdsworth was a giant, a genius, a gifted guitarist who had a great gauge for sound. An upper level musician can become less than that playing in a room, club, or hall that is beneath the caliber of their artistry. Holdsworth played the intimate and superbly sound engineered Alvas Showroom in San Pedro, CA many ...

NEWS: BIRTHDAY

Jazz Musician of the Day: Al Di Meola

Jazz Musician of the Day: Al Di Meola

All About Jazz is celebrating Al Di Meola's birthday today! Al Di Meola\'s ongoing fascination with complex rhythmic syncopation combined with provocative lyrical melodies and sophisticated harmony has been at the heart of his music throughout a celebrated career that has spanned four decades and earned him critical accolades, three gold albums and more than six ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Bill Bruford's Earthworks: Earthworks Complete

Read "Earthworks Complete" reviewed by John Kelman

Since retiring as a professional musician in 2009, progressive/art rock turned jazz drummer Bill Bruford has successfully managed to maintained a place in the public eye. Beyond his engaging, informative and successful Bill Bruford: The Autobiography (Jawbone Press, 2009), the drummer/percussionist has more recently released a second, equally captivating book, Uncharted: Creativity and the Expert Drummer ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEW

Al Di Meola a Cremona Jazz 2019

Read "Al Di Meola a Cremona Jazz 2019" reviewed by Luca Muchetti

Al Di Meola, Fausto Beccalossi, Kevin Seddiki Cremona Jazz Auditorium Arvedi Cremona 3.5,2019 Sospinto da un vento che spira da una sponda all'altra dell'oceano, fra la Spagna e l'Argentina, il ritorno di Al Di Meola è quello di un musicista davvero in stato di grazia. Di nuovo in tour in ...


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