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Al Kooper - Rare & Well Done (2CD) (2001) {Legacy Columbia}  Music

Posted by TestTickles at March 27, 2016
Al Kooper - Rare & Well Done (2CD) (2001) {Legacy Columbia}

Al Kooper - Rare & Well Done (2CD) (2001) {Legacy Columbia}
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Genre: blues rock, classic rock

Rare & Well Done is a 2001 double CD compilation by Al Kooper. Released by Legacy Columbia, one disc features nothing but demos (the "rare") while another disc features songs that are known and loved (the "well done"). This CD was released on 18 September, 2001.
Al Di Meola ‎- Elegant Gypsy ‎(1977) Columbia/HC 44461 - US Pressing - LP In 24bit/96kHz

Al Di Meola ‎- Elegant Gypsy
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Label: Columbia/HC 44461 | Release: 1977 | This Issue: 1981 | Genre: Jazz-Rock

Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music
Al DiMeola is what so many shred metal guitarists wish they could be. He can play a ridiculous number of notes per second yet he plays with a musicality seldom rivalled by the genre he helped to inspire. Elegant Gypsy shows Al in his prime, with an intractable lineup featuring flamenco god Paco De Lucia and Mahavishnu organ grinder Jan Hammer. The result is a blazing set of fusion that is over far too soon.
Al Di Meola ‎- Electric Rendezvous ‎(1982) Columbia/FC 37654 - Original US Pressing - LP In 24bit/96kHz

Al Di Meola ‎- Electric Rendezvous
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Mastered At Masterdisk By Robert Ludwig
Label: Columbia/FC 37654 | Release: 1982 | Genre: Jazz-Rock

Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection
I like Di Meola's music and trying to see and hear him live at any possibility (to be honest, during last some years he is very regular in our side of Europe).And I like his different music - perfect early electric jazz-fusion albums, and later world -fusion with "World Sinfonia".
This album is real transition one. After some excellent electric fusion albums and one not very successful "Splendido Hotel" trying to change things, Al Di Meola returned back to his roots. But only in part.
Al Di Meola ‎- Casino ‎(1978) Columbia/PC 35277 - Original US Pressing - LP In 24bit/96kHz

Al Di Meola ‎- Casino
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Mastered By Robert Ludwig
Label: Columbia/PC 35277 | Release: 1978 | Genre: Jazz-Rock

Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection
ADM's third solo album, Casino, is the last I'll consider as excellent, although it is clear his future albums will not lack good moments. Indeed, Casino even won some kind of music awards in some mag, In this album, he's backed by his former bandleader Barry Miles (ADM had played with them before getting a call from Chick Corea to join up RTF), percussion greats Mingo Lewis and Steve Gadd. One of the new twist is that the foursome form a real band with Mingo Lewis even allowed a song.

Al Di Meola - Electric Rendezvous (1982) {Columbia}  

Posted by tiburon at Nov. 28, 2015
Al Di Meola - Electric Rendezvous (1982) {Columbia}

Al Di Meola - Electric Rendezvous (1982) {Columbia}
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Genre: Fusion

Al di Meola's fifth of seven fusion albums as a leader for Columbia is a typically fiery effort, with di Meola joined by keyboardist Jan Hammer, electric bassist Anthony Jackson, drummer Steve Gadd, percussionist Mingo Lewis, and guest spots for flamenco guitarist Paco de Lucía ("Passion, Grace & Fire") and keyboardist Philippe Saisse. This lesser-known effort is easily recommended to fans of rock-ish jazz guitar.
Al Di Meola - Land Of The Midnight Sun (1976) {Columbia} [Repost]

Al Di Meola - Land Of The Midnight Sun (1976) {Columbia}
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Genre: Fusion

One of the guitar heroes of fusion, Al Di Meola was just 22 years old at the time of his debut as a leader but already a veteran of Chick Corea's Return to Forever. The complex pieces (which include the three-part "Suite-Golden Dawn," an acoustic duet with Corea on "Short Tales of the Black Forest" and a brief Bach violin sonata) show DiMeola's range even at this early stage. With assistance from such top players as bassists Jaco Pastorius and Stanley Clarke, keyboardist Barry Miles and drummers Lenny White and Steve Gadd, this was a very impressive beginning to DiMeola's solo career.
Al Di Meola ‎- Scenario (1983) Columbia/FC 38944 - Original US Pressing - New Equipment!! - In 24bit/96kHz

Al Di Meola ‎- Scenario
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Mastered By Bernie Grundman
Label: Columbia/FC 38944 | Release: 1983 | Genre: Jazz-Rock

This was an interesting phase for Mr. Di Meola. It was the 1980s after all, not an easy time for any musician who'd been around as long as he, and he found himself adapting to that brave new musical world the best way he could. The result was 'Scenario', and it turned out to be quite a tasty little album. The line up for the session was also an asset; Jan Hammer on keys, Fairlight CMI, piano, Linn and Roland drums, and Moog bass. As well, Bill Bruford and Tony Levin guest on a track, and Phil Collins appears. This didn't produce a prog supergroup for the 80s but it did make for one of the better synthetic projects of that often garish period.

Al Di Meola - Elegant Gypsy (1977) {Columbia}  

Posted by tiburon at May 26, 2015
Al Di Meola - Elegant Gypsy (1977) {Columbia}

Al Di Meola - Elegant Gypsy (1977) {Columbia}
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Genre: Fusion

Guitarist Al DiMeola'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, DiMeola shows off his speedy and rockish fusion style. He was still a member of Return to Forever at the time and was a stronger guitarist than composer, but DiMeola 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 Lucia) hints at DiMeola's future directions. A near classic in the fusion vein.
Al DiMeola, John McLaughlin & Paco De Lucia – Friday Night In San Francisco Live (1980)(Columbia Legacy SBM Gold Disc)

Al DiMeola, John McLaughlin & Paco De Lucia – Friday Night In San Francisco Live (1980)(Columbia Legacy SBM Gold Disc)
1980 | Genre: Flamenco/Jazz | EAC RIP | FLAC+CUE+LOG+HQ-Covers(400Dpi) | 286Mb

This live recording from 1980 matched fusion guitar heavyweights Al DiMeola and John McLaughlin with Spanish guitar whiz Paco DeLucia. The result, a dazzling technical display, also earned jeers as the international summit of world-class finger-wigglers by critics who felt it was long on chops and short on heart. John McLaughlin's importance to the development of the jazz fusion scene can't be overestimated: as the guitarist on Miles Davis's seminal Bitches Brew and A Tribute to Jack Johnson, he was the first significant guitarist of the electric jazz era; on his own, he brought power rock, spiritualism, and lush orchestration to the scene via his Mahavishnu Orchestra. DiMeola, the most commercially successful next-generation fusion guitarist, achieved stardom with Chick Corea's group Return to Forever and on his own records. DeLucia, virtually unknown in the U.S., is a fine flamenco guitarist, and it is that orientation more than anything that colors Friday Night: even when playing straightforward non-flamenco compositions, the phrasing and sensibility lurks behind every note. Still, the passion of the music is frequently marred by the participants' inability to play at anything but the most breakneck pace.
Delitto al pepe rosa. Il primo caso della cuoca Katharina Schweitzer - Brigitte Glaser

Delitto al pepe rosa. Il primo caso della cuoca Katharina Schweitzer - Brigitte Glaser
Italian | 2015 | 258 Pages | ISBN: 3954514931 | EPUB | 513.19 KB

Curve, capelli rossi e temperamento. Sono gli ingredienti irresistibili di Katharina Schweitzer, la nuova pasticcera e chef de garde-manger appena entrata a far parte dello staff del ristorante stellato Il Bue d'Oro, che il famoso cuoco Hugo Spielmann ha aperto nel centro di Colonia. Ma l'allegra brigata di cucina, cova malumori e rivalità. Poco dopo l'arrivo di Katharina, un importante cliente muore in sala mentre sta cenando: un infarto causato da un veleno è solo il primo di una serie di omicidi. Tra cadaveri congelati e assassini a colpi di salami francesi, la cuoca Katharina indaga con l'aiuto della sua coinquilina, l'intraprendente ostetrica Adela, difendendosi anche dalle avances dell'affascinante chef del Bue d'Oro.