Al DI Meola – Flesh on Flesh
Artist: Al Di Meola | Album: Flesh on Flesh | Style: Fusion | Year: 2002 | Quality: DVD-Audio (MLP 5.1 96kHz/24Bit) | Bitrate: lossless | Tracks: 8 | Size: ~3.25 Gb | Recovery: 3% | Release: transfer of SACD by Telarc, 2002 | Note: Not Watermarked
Al di Meola continues to broaden his musical horizons with Flesh on Flesh, his fourth release for the Telarc recording label. The great guitarist is joined by two members of his World Sinfonia acoustic group — Gumbi Ortiz on percussion and Mario Parmisano on keyboards — in addition to such stellar musicians as Gonzalo Rubalcaba, flutist Alejandro Santos, and bassist Anthony Jackson, who recorded with di Meola on his 1977 best-selling album, Elegant Gypsy. Offering classic guitar lines on an array of guitars (including a vintage Les Paul, Fender Stratocaster, and Conde-Romano acoustic), di Meola is memorable, timeless, and true to the beauty, culture and sensual imagery that inspired him to compose and arrange these eight great songs. Each song is a masterpiece, and such compositions as “Flesh on Flesh” (which features him on five different instruments), “Zona Desperata,” and “Fugata” (which showcases di Meola trading with Gonzalo Rubalcaba on their Fender Rhodes solo in part three) are just three of the musical statements befitting all who’ve been lucky enough to see or hear di Meola’s phenomenal sound “live.” To hear that same energy and excitement recorded “live” on Flesh on Flesh is especially gratifying since the music is developed and takes place in a new context, space, and time. You’ll find that every graceful musical curve, every dynamic concept, every technological update heard on Flesh on Flesh is a celebration of new forms and functions, of strict rhythmic reinterpretation and the inimitable di Meola sound and guitar virtuosity. A must-have.
Al Di Meola – All Your Life “A Tribute To The Beatles” (2013/2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 54:31 minutes | 1,05 GB | Genre: Jazz
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The thundering power of high energy rock fuelled fusion, the subtly woven sounds of Latin American music and in particular the music of his Argentinian friend and inspiration Astor Piazzolla, deliver the breathtaking interchange between acoustic and electric between sensitivity and daring, solo brilliance and mutual understanding within a group performance…
Al Di Meola, John McLaughlin, Paco De Lucía – Friday Night In San Francisco (1981/2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/176,4 kHz | Time – 41:02 minutes | 1,79 GB | Genre: Jazz
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Friday Night In San Francisco is widely considered the most influential of all live acoustic guitar albums. This primarily live and unprecedented set captured at San Francisco’s Warfield Theatre features the meeting of three legendary guitarists: John McLaughlin, Al Di Meola and Paco De Lucia. Its highlights include McLaughlin’s duet with De Lucia on the Gismonti tune, “Frevo Rasgado,” the breathtaking duet version of Chick Corea’s “Short Tales Of The Black Forest” and the studio version of McLaughlin’s “Guardian Angel.” Experience one of music’s most historic events in pristine hi-res. Absolutely essential. Continue reading
Al Di Meola – Elegant Gypsy & More (Live) (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/48 kHz | Time – 01:04:10 minutes | 820 MB | Genre: Jazz
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Over 40 years ago, young Al Di Meola released his second, extremely successful studio album “Elegant Gypsy”. With “Elegant Gypsy & More LIVE”, recorded last year during his acclaimed US tour of the same name, he is revisiting some of his brilliant, earlier works such as “Race With Devil On Spanish Highway”, “Flight Over Rio”, “Midnight Tango” or “Egyptian Danza”.
This live album perfectly captures the passion and vibes the guitar genius is most known for. It’s a virtuoso blend of world music, rock and jazz.
Al Di Meola – Opus (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 58:22 minutes | 1,24 GB | Genre: Jazz
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Guitarist Al Di Meola has been internationally recognized over the past four decades as a virtuoso in performance and composition. His album Opus is exactly what audiences expect, musically brilliant and an effortless fusion of acoustic and electric sounds.