World sinfonia
Al Di Meola  (gitaar) Felix Saluzzi  (bandoneon) Arto Tunchoyaci  (stem;percussie) Gumbi Ortiz  (percussie) Chris Carrington  (gitaar)
Inak, 1998
1 cd
Recording date
4001985007721 (Inak) 0726787007727 (Tomato)
Placing suggestion
73 - Jazz (NBLC) J1 - Jazz (Flemish music schema)

Availability in Flemish libraries

About Al Di Meola

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Albert Laurence Di Meola (born July 22, 1954) is an Italian-American guitarist. Known for his works in jazz fusion and world music, he began his career as guitarist with the group Return to Forever in 1974. From 1976 to 1978 he played with Stomu Yamashta in the supergroup Go on three records. The 1970s and 1980s saw albums such as Land of the Midnight Sun, Elegant Gypsy, Casino and Friday Night in San Francisco earn him both critical and commercial success.

Early life

Born in Jersey City, New Jersey, into an Italian family with roots in Cerreto Sannita, a small town northeast of Benevento, Di Meola grew up in Bergenfield, where he attended Bergenfield High School. He has been a resident of Old Tappan, New Jersey.

When he was eight years old, he was inspired by Elvis Presley and the Ventures to start playing guitar. His teacher directed him toward jazz standards. H…Read more on Wikipedia