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

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 - Elegant Gypsy (1977) {Columbia}  Music

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.

Nils Lofgren - Flip (1985) {Columbia}  Music

Posted by TestTickles at Dec. 7, 2016
Nils Lofgren - Flip (1985) {Columbia}

Nils Lofgren - Flip (1985) {Columbia}
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Genre: rock

Flip is the 1985 album by American guitarist/vocalist Nils Lofgren. This was released a year after he joined Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band. The album features the singles "Deliver Night", "Secrets In The Street" and "Flip Ya Flip".
Blood, Sweat & Tears ‎- Blood, Sweat & Tears (1969) Columbia/CS 9720 - 1st US Pressing - LP In 24bit/96kHz - ONLY-REPOST

Blood, Sweat & Tears ‎- Blood, Sweat & Tears
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Label: Columbia/CS 9720 | Release: 1969 | Genre: Classic-Rock

Essential: a masterpiece of rock music.
History has not been as kind as it might, and arguably should, have been to Blood Sweat and Tears. In their day, they made some of the most exciting progressively influenced jazz rock ever. Their greatest asset was the wonderful voice of David Clayton- Thomas, but there was far more to the band than simply a voice and a brass section.
Janis Ian ‎– Between The Lines (1975) Columbia/PC 33394 - 1st US Pressing - RE-POST - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Janis Ian ‎– Between The Lines
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Label: Columbia / PC 33394 | Release: 1975 | Genre: Country-Pop

This is Janis Ian's second album from her re-emergence in the early to mid-'70s as one of the genre's most inspired and original singer/songwriters.
John McLaughlin Al Di Meola Paco De Lucía - Passion, Grace & Fire (1983) FC 38645 - US LP - NEW 2016 RIP In 24bit/96kHz

John McLaughlin, Al Di Meola, Paco De Lucía
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Mastered At Sterling Sound By George Marino
Label: Columbia/FC 38645 | Release: 1983 | Genre: Acoustic-Fusion

Excellent addition to any fusion music collection
Somehow passed over and nearly forgotten, languishing in the shadow of the 'Friday Night in San Francisco' set, is this great album from the guitar hero team. The immediacy of that first release is still here but this session benefits from the quiet calm of the studio and less chance for the these luminaries to get caught up in showmanship. Rather, a proper selection of music is heard and the delicate balance the three achieve between jazz spontaneity, Spanish heat, and the precision of Latin fusion is more clearly rendered than on the beloved but somewhat cold 'Friday Night'. And the music is better, too, if only from lack of exposure.

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 ‎- Land Of The Midnight Sun ‎(1976) CBS 32027 - EU Pressing - LP In 24bit/96kHz

Al Di Meola ‎- Land Of The Midnight Sun
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Mastered At Sterling Sound By Robert Ludwig
Label: Columbia/HC 44461 | Release: 1976 | Reissue | Genre: Jazz-Rock

Excellent addition to any rock music collection
4.5 stars really!!!!
Having recently shocked and awed the JR/F world with two amazing albums (Hymn To The seventh Galaxy and Romantic Warrior), Return To Forever was riding high on the wave it had created, riding on Corea and DiMeola's incredibly fast playing, displaying a monstrous but cold virtuosity that would eventually have a lot of fans grinding their teeth. ADM's debut solo album was another monster that would enthral fans around the world. This writer bought the album within the month it came out, well before he would indulge in Nucleus of Liles' start of the decade masterpieces, so for a few years, this album represented what jazz-rock was all about. Although called a solo album, you'd swear this could yet another RTF album as all of the RTF members appears at one point or another on this album. Musically speaking, this album is a bit schizophrenic, as 2/3 pf it is pure jazz rock, while the last third is more eclectic, from Classical too.
Al Di Meola ‎- Elegant Gypsy ‎(1977) Columbia/HC 44461 - US Pressing - LP In 24bit/96kHz

Al Di Meola ‎- Elegant Gypsy
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Mastered At Half-Speed At The CBS Recording Studios By Robert Ludwig
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.