Sunday, March 28, 2010

Al Di Meola - Elegant Gypsy

Year of release: 1977
Genre: Jazz Rock/Fusion/Guitar Virtuoso
Country: U.S.A.

01. Flight Over Rio
02. Midnight Tango
03. Mediterranean Sundance
04. Race With Devil On Spanish Highway
05. Lady Of Rome Sister Of Brazil
06. Elegant Gypsy Suite

In a few words:

Al Di Meola is without doubt one of my favorite guitarists. He introduced me to jazz/rock music with this album and this is the reason why I decided to recommend it to you, since it is a masterpiece of jazz rock/fusion music. He is a great player and a good composer too. Elegant Gypsy is his second solo album. The album can be easily listened from non-musicians, since it has beautiful melodies and the compositions can be easily followed. It is also recommended to guitarists for practice (although the songs are very difficult - I have tried to learn them but...). Guitar at its best.

Personal highlights:
"Flight Over Rio", "Mediterranean Sundance" and "Elegant Gypsy Suite"