Al DiMeola - World Sinfonia (1990)
Front Cover Album Info
Artist/Composer Al DiMeola
Title World Sinfonia
Length 63:34 Discs: 1 Tracks: 10
Format CD-R (copy) Packaging Jewel Case
Label Rhino Cat. Number 79750
Style Fusion Rating
Recorded październik 1990  at  Tracking Zone, NYC
Musicians Credits
Al DiMeola guitars
Dino Saluzzi bandoneon
Arto Tuncboyaci percussion, voice
Gumbi Ortiz percussion, congas
Chris Carrington guitar
Engineer Scott Ansell
Engineer Joe Ferla
Engineer Dave Baker
Track list
Perpetual Emotion 03:36
Orient Blue (DiMeola) 03:02
Tango Suite Part I (Piazzolla) 08:51
Tango Suite Part III (Piazzolla) 08:53
Falling Grace 04:26
Last Tango For Astor (DiMeola) 06:24
No Mystery 12:41
Lustrine 09:15
Little Cathedral 01:49
La Cathedral 04:37
_AMG Review (4 1/2):
Comparing early Al DiMeola dates like Land of the Midnight Sun and Casino to his albums of the 1990s, it's clear how much his playing has softened. The exceptional World Sinfonia, an entirely acoustic CD, makes it clear that what hasn't changed is his unpredictable, spontaneous nature. DiMeola's right-hand man throughout this highly introspective date is the soulful bandonean player Dino Saluzzi, with whom he enjoys an undeniably strong rapport. A long-time lover of world music, DiMeola incorporates South American, Spanish and Middle Eastern elements, and makes Argentinean tango a very high priority. The improvisor's reverence for Argentina's musical heritage is especially evident on Astor Piazzola's haunting "Tango Suite" and DiMeola's soulbearing ode to the tango legend "Last Tango for Astor." But World Sinfonia's standout track and most pleasant surprise of all is a 12-minute interpretation of Chick Corea's 1975 Return to Forever classic "No Mystery," which works quite well in an acoustic setting. — Alex Henderson

Uwaga: "World Sinfonia - Hearts of the Immigrants" (1993) oraz "Grande Passion - World Sinfonia" (2000) to inne płyty!