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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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News: Recording

'New Shapes' Joint Album By Guitar Virtuosos Roman Miroshnichenko & Henrik Andersen Featuring Percussionist Trilok Gurtu

'New Shapes' Joint Album By Guitar Virtuosos Roman Miroshnichenko & Henrik Andersen Featuring Percussionist Trilok Gurtu

Prominent guitar virtuosos Roman Miroshnichenko and Henrik Andersen to release new joint album «New Shapes» they recorded latest February-July in duo and joined by special guests: World’s most Influential percussionists Trilok Gurtu (John McLaughlin), Bickram Ghosh (George Harrison), Frank Colon (Manhattan Transfer), Gumbi Ortiz (Al Di Meola) and Grammy-winning violinist Charlie Bisharat (Shadowfax). New Shapes is ...

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 ...

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Article: In Pictures

2021 Freihofer's Saratoga Jazz Festival

Read "2021 Freihofer's Saratoga Jazz Festival" reviewed by Richard Conde


We didn't think it would happen but after a year of Covid lockdowns live jazz returned to Saratoga Springs New York. Celebrating it's 44th anniversary over the June 26th weekend, the 2021 Freihofer's Saratoga Jazz Festival at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center had a small but strong lineup with a wide range of music. Saturday's performances ...

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Article: Interview

Return to Forever: Back, Bold and Badass

Read "Return to Forever: Back, Bold and Badass" reviewed by R.J. DeLuke


This article was first published at All About Jazz in June 2008. The word has long been out and the 2008 reunion tour of Return to Forever, one of the standard bearers of the jazz-rock fusion movement of the 1970s, is well on its way. Intricate, emotive and—yes—loud music that hasn't really been heard ...

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Article: Radio

Celebrating the legacy of Joe Zawinul

Read "Celebrating the legacy of Joe Zawinul" reviewed by Len Davis


Scott Kinsey, Zawinul, Steve Khan and much more. Playlist Scott Kinsey “The Combat Zone" from Kinesthetics (Abstract Logix) 00:00 Joe Zawinul “Patriots" from Live in Oakland (Self Produced) 08:32 Sixun “Ali Go Go" from Nomads Land (Polygram Jazz) 17:05 Ranjit Barot-Mohini Dey “Ekalavya" from Ekalavya (Self Produced) 25:29 Steve Khan “Guy Lafleur" from The ...

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Article: Radio

Jazz Fusion from the '70s with Stanley Clarke, Return to Forever, Al Di Meola, plus much more

Read "Jazz Fusion from the '70s with Stanley Clarke, Return to Forever, Al Di Meola, plus much more" reviewed by Len Davis


Stanley Clarke, Jaco Pastorius, Al Di Meola, plus more. Playlist Stanley Clarke “Silly Putty" from Journey To Love (CBS) 00:00 Return To Forever “Dual of the Jester and the Tyrant" from Romantic Warrior (CBS) 09:54 Al Di Meola “Suite Golden Dawn" from Land of the Midnight Sun (CBS) 19:33 Jaco Pastorius “Reza" from Broadway ...

Album

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.

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Article: Take Five With...

Take Five With Roman Miroshnichenko

Read "Take Five With Roman Miroshnichenko" reviewed by AAJ Staff


Meet Roman Miroshnichenko Roman Miroshnichenko is a virtuoso guitarist, one of the premier guitarists of the new generation of the jazz-fusion music. He has received a total of 30 nominations with 10 wins in multiple international songwriting contests and music awards throughout 2010-2020, including four The Independent Music Awards, 1st Prize of the USA Songwriting Competition, ...

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Article: Book Review

What, and Give Up Showbiz?

Read "What, and Give Up Showbiz?" reviewed by Doug Hall


What, and Give Up Showbiz: Six Decades in the Music Business Fred Taylor (with Richard Vacca) 276 Pages 978-1493051847 Backbeat Books 2020 In his upcoming biography (December, 2020), What, and Give Up Showbiz?: Six Decades in the Music Business, jny: Boston's late legendary and iconic music impresario Fred ...


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