Find album reviews, stream songs, credits and award information for Elegant Gypsy – Al Di Meola on AllMusic – – Guitarist Al di Meola’s second record as a. Elegant Gypsy is a music studio album recording by AL DI MEOLA (Jazz Rock/ Fusion/Progressive Rock) released in on cd, lp / vinyl and/or cassette. Al DiMeola’s second album Elegant Gypsy () proved to become one of the defining albums in Fusion.
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I didn’t expect it to blow me away as it did but it is so good it is impossible to ignore. If you ask me, Dimeola invented the shred. This electric styled fusion doesn’t touch me at all. Finally, expect brisk and technically challenging runs before the remarkable conclusion.
The song sounds almost like flamenco with its extremely fast acoustic guitar playing style. All of those guitar virtuosos, and countless others, list Dimeola as a direct influence in their technique and compositional approach.
gypdy Elegant Gypsy [Sony Japanese Import]. I love every song, and have no problem listening to whole thing straight. While his style of playing may have been an influence on shredders very few have the level of musicianship Al does, and none except MAYBE Steve Vai or Joe Satriani have the emotion vimeola does.
It features fantastic interplay between Al’s guitars, Jan Hammer’s electric piano, and percussion, courtesy of Mingo Lewis. Listening to this album for the first time turned out to be a pleasant surprise indeed, even though this can’t be said about the opening track Flight Over Rio.
Midnight Tango has a very mellow atmopshere in comparison to Flight Over Rio, with some intuitive soloing from Di Meola dlegant a steady rhythm section and some great wavy piano lines. This is a song in which guitar virtuoso Paco De Lucia harmonizes his acoustic guitar with Meola’s one.
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However, most the album revolves around the stringed instrument. After that is over, the song takes yet another shift with similar riffs and themes but in different rhythms and continues to shift back and forth with noticeable differences and more guitar soloing ximeola it ends with a fadeout.
That’s nothing compared to this!!! As one might expect from a solo album of a guitarist, Elegant Gypsy is mostly about the guitars, but not exclusively. The song ends with a good drum duet which wasn’t really necessary but it does not really hurt the quality of the song 9. There are many djmeola points in th The guitar work is dimeloa, particularly on ‘Midnight Tango’ with lovely Spanish flavours, and some wonderful piano augmentations.
It goes without saying that Elegant Gypsy is one of those influences. The campiness contrasts with the musicianship so well that its hard to imagine Di Meola’s performances without them.
Big album plus is very different melodies,rhythms and musical arrangements. Hearing this back after so many years I really wonder how I could neglect this album for so long. Flight Over Rio kicks off with a meditative eastern flavour before turning into a surging jazz rock attack that any fan off the genre will instantly devour.
DiMeola was truly one of the best of his time, and he’s not too shabby even by today’s standards. Even though this story arc unfolded in a a true Romantic Warrior fashion where it was the final ygpsy, titled Duel Of The Jester And The Tyrantthat stole the show it only took me less than thirty seconds to realize that I loved the Elegant Gypsy Suite!
AL DI MEOLA Elegant Gypsy reviews
The fourth passage is smooth and slick, a variation on the theme from before. This is one of my father’s favourite songs of all times and I see why: Instead it was Elegant Gypsy Suite that finally managed to win me over completely. One thing about this album which I think deserves special mention is its entirely dated production and super-slick feel– which positively screams So this is a 4 star album for me, but a very big one.
Then this is top drawer material. Elegant Gypsy is what you most certainly need.
A groovy bass riff and some bongos quickly give way to an explosion ekegant Latin Jazz. In the end, Elegant Gypsy is right up there with Bill Bruford’s One of a Kind as one of my favorite records in the jazz rock genre.