AL DI MEOLA - "Elegant Gypsy" - AL DI MEOLA -  - "Elegant Gypsy" -  CBS 1977 Promo 1st pressing"Guitarist Al di Meola's second record as a leader is generally an explosive affair, although it does have a fair amount of variety. With Jan Hammer or Barry Miles on keyboards, electric bassist An...25.00

AL DI MEOLA - - "Elegant Gypsy" - CBS 1977 Promo 1st pressing [Expired]


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"Guitarist Al di Meola's second record as a leader is generally an explosive affair, although it does have a fair amount of variety. With Jan Hammer or Barry Miles on keyboards, electric bassist Anthony Jackson, drummer Lenny White (Steve Gadd takes his place on the "Elegant Gypsy Suite"), and percussionist Mingo Lewis on most of the selections, di Meola shows off his speedy and rock-ish fusion style. He was still a member of Return to Forever at the time and was a stronger guitarist than composer, but di Meola did put a lot of thought into this music. The brief "Lady of Rome, Sister of Brazil" (an acoustic guitar solo) and "Mediterranean Sundance" (an acoustic duet with fellow guitarist Paco de Lucía) hints at di Meola's future directions. A near classic in the fusion vein.

The record is Exc++.
The jacket is Exc-.
The LP plays/sounds Mint.

Fantastic sound. This is almost what one might typically expect to hear from a Direct-toDisk recording. Great dynamics, fast transients, deep & tight Bass, etc. Lots of 'punch and drive' as well as micro-detail. Very impressive.

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