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Al Di Meola

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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

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Bunny Brunel, Gergo Borlai, Casiopea and Al Di Mola

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Drummers Gregg Bissonette and Gergo Borlai, bassist Bunny Brunel and The Bernd Brothers. Japanese band Casiopea, Al Di Meola,Jing Chi and Dixie Dregs. Playlist Gregg Bissonette “Teenage Immigrant" from Gregg Bissonette (Mascot) 00:00 Bunny Brunel “Vlad" from L A Zoo (Tone centre) 06:37 Gergo Borlai “Before The Scofield Concert" from Sausage (Tom Tom) 13:14 ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Gary Husband, Shane Theriot, Dixie Dregs and Kiyo*Sen

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Gary Husband from Dirty and Beautiful Vol 1, Shane Theriot, Dixie Dregs, Kiyo &Sen, Al Di Meola and Steve Hunt from Elektrik Market Attraction. French band Sixun, guitarist Yves Nadeau and Jordan Rudess. Playlist Gary Husband “Dreams In Blue" from Dirty and Beautiful Vol 1(Abstract Logix) 00:00 Shane Theriot “Four On The Floor" from ...

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Article: Profile

Camilo Valencia: One Heart At A Time - A Remembrance (1959-2003)

Read "Camilo Valencia: One Heart At A Time - A Remembrance (1959-2003)" reviewed by Dr. Alex Sino


Camilo Valencia, a soul brimming with boundless passion, sadly died on September 6, 2023 after undergoing a third heart transplant. He thus carried the weight of four hearts throughout his journey, each pulsating with an ardent desire to share his musical gifts with the world. During his career, Camilo Valencia racked up credits working ...

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News: Award / Grant

Roman Miroshnichenko Wins Best Jazz Award In The 28th Annual USA Songwriting Competition

Roman Miroshnichenko Wins Best Jazz Award In The 28th Annual USA Songwriting Competition

Guitarist, composer and bandleader Roman Miroshnichenko is the 1st Prize winner in the 28th Annual USA Songwriting Competition in the “Best Jazz Award" category with the single “Africa," featuring the legendary jazz guitarist Mike Stern. “Africa" is an elegant instrumental arrangement with Afro-Latin flavor, created by Roman in the summer of 2023 and based on the ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

'70s Jazz Rock Fusion, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Miles Davis and Tony Williams Lifetime

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A nostalgic trip to the '70s with music from Miles Davis, Weather Report, Jean-Luc Ponty and Herbie Hancock. Stanley Clarke, Billy Cobham, Al Di Meola, John McLaughlin, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Tony Williams Lifetime and Return To Forever.Playlist Miles Davis “Willie Nelson/The Theme “ from Miles Davis at Filmore East (Columbia) 00:00 Weather Report “Palladium" from Heavy Weather (CBS) ...

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News: Award / Grant

For Your Grammy Consideration: Guitar-virtuoso Roman Miroshnichenko Presents New Album, Featuring Mike Stern, London Symphony, and Jennifer Batten

For Your Grammy Consideration: Guitar-virtuoso Roman Miroshnichenko Presents New Album, Featuring Mike Stern, London Symphony, and Jennifer Batten

Prominent guitar virtuoso and producer Roman Miroshnichenko presents his new material Roman Miroshnichenko plays Stas Namin, which includes Miroshnichenko's original arrangements of six selected pieces and melodies originally composed by renown producer Stas Namin, who's mostly known as Gorky Park rock-band founder. “When one listens to the powerful guitar playing of Roman Miroschnichenko, it is easy ...

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Article: Jazz in Long Form

Jazz Beyond Borders: Embracing Online Performances

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The COVID-19 pandemic forced musicians and venues to adapt, giving rise to innovative alternatives for their survival. One of the most transformative solutions was the advent of live streaming concerts and club dates, allowing people to enjoy jazz performances from the comfort of their homes. As the pandemic's limitations persisted, this concept gained traction, offering audiences ...

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Article: Live Review

Garda Jazz Festival

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Trentino Jazz Garda Jazz Festival Diverse località dell'Alto Garda 31.7-13.8.2023 Il Garda Jazz Festival, nell'ambito dell'ampia programmazione di Trentino Jazz, esibiva quest'anno sui propri manifesti lo slogan “Getting Younger," con riferimento sia al potere rigenerante della buona musica sulle funzioni cognitive, che alla presenza nel cartellone di una folta schiera ...

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Article: Live Review

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 ...


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