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Biography AL DI MEOLA
Born: July 22, 1954, Jersey City, New Jersey, United States (Jersey City, NJ)
. Genre: Jazz
. Style: Jazz-Rock, Fusion (Jazz-Rock, Fusion, World Fusion)
. Instruments: Acoustic guitar, electric guitar
. Record company: Columbia (7), One Way (5), Tomato (2), Telarc (2), Sony (2),

. Al Di Meola made a dual career: brilliant, incendiary fusion electric guitar and the incomparable master of acoustic guitar, passionately seeking to explore the music world's cultural traditions
. His sparkling, filigree guitar passages in fusion - a group of Chick Corea 'Return to Forever' began to sound business card electronic jazz 70-ies.

. Al DiMeola was born in New Jersey in 1954 and began playing guitar at eight years old, taking lessons from local jazz guitarist Bob Esleniana (Bob Aslanian)
. His interests ranged from adolescence Italian classical music, which he heard at home, to jazz and flamenco. Expanding their aesthetic tastes to music of various world cultures he attributed Koriellu Larry (Larry Coryell).

. Since 1971, Di Meola studies at Berklee College of Music, but soon left school to play with Barry Miles, and in 1974, suddenly appears on stage, replacing Billy Connors in the 'Return to Forever' Chick Corea
. Thus began their two-year collaboration, which made known DiMeola, and as a result of which there are three truly immortal album: 'Where Have I Known You Before', 'No Mystery' and 'Romantic Warrior'.

In fact, he started moving up without delay, immediately becoming an influential fusion guitarist. He is sometimes criticized for excessive passion for technique, no sentence had emotions and feelings in the game, but this omission, he soon overcame and over the years successfully developed. When the band broke up, guitarist started his own projects, experimenting with the Fairlight Computer and Synclavier.

In 1982-83 i.i. he teamed up with John McLaughlin and Paco de Lucia in an acoustic trio, playing in the spirit of flamenco, for recording 2 albums and several tours. Another trio project represented Saysse Philippe (Philippe Saisse) (marimba) and Andy Narelle (Andy Narel) (drums). In 1985 he released an album 'Cielo E Terra' with percussionist AITD Moreira (Airto Moreira), won high awards.

. DiMeola toured with the project 'ц-he Rite of Strings' in 1995 (trio with Jean Luc Ponty and Stanley Clarke), was recorded as a leader since 1976 in the studios of Columbia, Manhattan and Tomato.

. Recommended albums: Land Of The Midnight Sun (Columbia, 1976); with Return To Forever 'Romantic Warrior' (Columbia, 1976).

. Similar artists: Bill Connors, John McLaughlin, Mike Stern, Jeff Beck Allan Holdsworth, Pete Cosey, Paco de Lucia, Bireli Lagrene Gamalon, The Mahavishnu Orchestra, Return to Forever, Weather Report

. Roots and influence: Larry Coryell, Julian Bream, The Beatles, Miles Davis

. Followers: The Dixie Dregs, Badi Assad

. Performed kompozittsii authors: Jan Hammer, . Astor Piazzolla, . Chick Corea, . John McLaughlin, . Paco de Lucia, . Philippe Saisse, . Mingo Lewis, . Roman Hrynkiv, . Stanley Clarke, . Airto Moreira, . Jean-Luc Ponty, . Pino Daniele, . Arto Tuncboyaci, . Bert Kaempfert, . Keith Jarrett,

. Worked with: Chick Corea, . Lenny White, . Steve Gadd, . Stanley Clarke, . Anthony Jackson, . Dennis MacKay, . Mingo Lewis, . Jan Hammer, . Airto Moreira, . Stomu Yamash'ta, . Gary Burton, . Gayle Moran, . Joe Farrell, . Barry Miles, . Hernan Romero, . Don Alias, . Gumbi Oritz, . Dave Baker Shelly Yakus,

. Discography (albums):
. 1976 Elegant Gypsy / Columbia
. 1976 Land of the Midnight Sun / Columbia
. 1977 Casino / Columbia
. 1979 Splendido Hotel / One Way
. 1980 Friday Night in San Francisco / Columbia
. 1981 Electric Rendezvous / Columbia
. 1982 Tour De Force: Live / Columbia
. 1983 Scenario / Columbia
. 1985 Cielo E Terra / One Way
. 1985 Soaring Through a Dream / EMI
. 1987 Tirami Su / One Way
. 1988 Kiss My Axe / Tomato
. 1990 World Sinfonia / Tomato
. 1990 Plays Piazzolla / Atlantic
. 1993 Heart of the Immigrants / Mesa
. 1994 Orange & Blue / Bluemoon
. 1998 The Infinite Desire / Telarc
. 1999 Christmas: Winter Nights / Telarc

. Discography (compilations):
. Acoustic Anthology / One Way
. Electric Anthology / One Way
. Collection / Castle
. Greatest Hits / Tristar
. The Best of Al Dimeola / Blue Note
. The Essence of Al DiMeola / Sony
. This Is Jazz, Vol
. 31Sony

1992Al DiMeola / CPPv

Participation in projects of other musicians:

Various Artists Blue Guitar (1941) Guitar (Acoustic), Producer

David Broza David Broza (1995) Guitar

Stanley Clarke / Al Di Meola ... Rite of Strings (1995) Producer

Various Artists Compilation of Extraordinary ... (1994) Producer

Chick Corea Music Forever and Beyond: The ... (1949) Guitar (Acoustic)

Chick Corea & Return to ... Compact Jazz: Chick Corea (1972) Guitar

Chick Corea & Return to ... Return to the Seventh Galaxy: The ... (1972) Guitar (Acoustic), Guitar, Guitar (Electric)

Chick Corea & Return to ... No Mystery (1975) Guitar (Acoustic), Guitar, Guitar (Electric)

Chick Corea & Return to ... Romantic Warrior (1976) Guitar

Chick Corea Touchstone (1982) Guitar

Chick Corea & Return to ... Best of Return to Forever (1985) Guitar

Chick Corea Compact Jazz: The Seventies (1993) Guitar

Paco de Lucia Paco de Lucia en Vivo Dessde El ... (1995) Guitar (Acoustic), Producer

Paco de Lucia Guitar Trio (1996) Guitar, Arranger, Producer

Paco de Lucia Antologia, Vol. 2 (1996) Guitar, Producer

Various Artists Gypsy Soul: New Flamenco (1998)

Stanley Jordan Best of Stanley Jordan (1984) Producer

Stanley Jordan Magic Touch (1985) Cymbals, Producer

John McLaughlin with Al ... Passion, Grace and Fire (1982) Guitar, Producer

John McLaughlin with Al ... Friday Night in San Francisco (1986) Producer

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