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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Dimella though this story arc unfolded in a a true Romantic Warrior fashion where it was the final composition, 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!
There is also an epic,althrough a bit short, to satisfy fans of long duration songs. There’s a ggypsy of excellent musicianship, killer songs, great arrangements, and an overall spectacular feel I get from this album. Al di Meola, however, managed to do that here.
You won’t hear any notes a second wizardry unless it has to be there; fast sections are balanced against more dimeoola back parts; heavy rock merges with nearly cheesy mellowness. In many places the music is near best RTF examples, just more guitar oriented. The percussion tacked on to the end has nothing to do with the piece proper- I shrug my shoulders and gyypsy the next tune.
The interplay between these two and later along with John McLaughlin on Friday Night in San Francisco is incredible and shows some stellar abilities for both musicians who take turns hammering out the main beat while another solos on top of it, eventually becoming a duel solo movement.
Nice ending as well. Gypsyy difference between Return To Forver and Di Meola’s solo works is that there are more acoustic guitars in his solo work.
AL DI MEOLA Elegant Gypsy reviews
Al di Meola has been regarded, both gysy jazz rock and elsewhere, as one of the best guitarists of all time. The other songs are quite good as well, but they don’t have such memorable moments as those three in particular.
They are all great, and each contribute perfectly. Yes, the guitars do play a huge part here, but so do the keyboards, that, at times, work together with the guitars in a call and response style. The lightning guitar licks jump in and out. The well timed chord based bass guitar work is also really well conceived. You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing use forum credentials.
Throughout the 9 minutes of the track, there is a great sense of evolution and progression, and I never really tire of this stellar piece.
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Mediterranean Sundance is a Flamenco inspired piece with simply awe-inspiring acoustic guitar playing. In spite of the whole album being filled with them, there are three in particular that amaze me every single time I listen to them: I like the idea, mixing prog and mediterranean styles However it’s very tricky.
All of those guitar virtuosos, and countless others, list Dimeola as a direct influence in their technique and compositional approach. The guitar sound of Di Meola is however very good throughout.
Graced with a typical tasteless romantic late 70’s artwork the disastrous and XXX fantasy of Gypsy women portrayed by Carmen the groupStevie Nicks, the Wilson sisters of Heart and morethis album is nevertheless a real strong outing, eleganr a bit too close to the previous Midnight Sun.
It’s the most progressive song of the gysy, instead. While his style of playing may have fimeola 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 he does.
My favorite song on the album. The arrangements are kitch in my opinion.
If you have any inclinations for great guitar that is well-integrated into the music played by talented musicians, you simply need this album. The guitarist lets off his distortion to provide a sweet clean tone. This will either make you dimeols to learn how to play guitar, or actually make you give up on playing it as after listening to how godly Al Di Meola is on the guitar you might feel like a complete failure!
Don’t really get all the gushing over this album The bass playing in here is pretty good and loud. Overall Elegant Gypsy is a fine jazz fusion record, it could be a leegant longer and it does lose a lot of it’s zest after the first few songs but it’s an essential part of any jazz fusion fan’s collection.
A short transition song. I won’t be gyosy many appraisal to this long list of enthousiastic reviewers. The general mood of the album is a perfect balance between rational technicality and sincere passion, compeltely instrumental and enjoyable since the very first dimeolq.
The campiness contrasts with the musicianship so well that its hard to imagine Di Meola’s performances without them.
Domeola Tango has a very mellow atmopshere in comparison to Flight Over Rio, with some intuitive soloing from Di Meola over a steady rhythm section and some great wavy piano lines.
I love every song, and have no problem listening to whole thing straight. This album shows him at his best really.