e i m u s i c i a n s . c o m - Artists & Bands, their discs, their gigs, and more.
www.eidentities.net - fastest growing network of city guides

Al Di Meola
Di Meola's "Consequence of Chaos"

by: Miles Overn

Between the opening San Marco (Moderna) and the closing San Marco (Vecchio) percolates an exotic blend of world influences that clearly do not exist separate from the musicianship and musicality of one of the jazz/fusion idioms true creators and innovators. That Di Meola possesses astonishing chops is seldom lost on his listeners. Additionally, his compositional genius is becoming more acknowledged. This offering is another step forward in the natural and complete coming together of those two aspects.

“Tempest” and “Black Pearls” perhaps take one back to his genre establishing “Elegant Gypsy” days, although some would suggest they lack the shear reckless abandon found on that album. The control and taste that shook the guitar world back then, however, clearly have only increased.

Selections such as “Azucar” and “Sanctuary” provide contrast and are well placed within the track order to produce an ebb and flow that carries one along, sometimes at breakneck speeds and other times at a breathtaking crawl, the kind where you’re blown away by the scenery and you ache to soak it all in.

Di Meola’s body of work continues to expand. This CD deserves a true listening; one where you take the phone of the hook, dim the lights, eliminate all distractions and give yourself totally to the music for its entire duration. You’ll be thankful that you did.

Al Di Meola

Whether on electric or acoustic, Di Meola is amongst the finest guitarists in jazz and fusion history.

Di Meola's solo career started before the age of 20. His "Elegant Gypsy" album stands as one of the most important in the fusion space.


Partial Discography:

V1 Diabolic Inventions
Consequence of Chaos
Cosmopolitan Life
Flesh on Flesh
Passion, Grace & Fire
Winter Nights

Partial Gigs List:

Miles Overn

Miles Overn has been writing about music and musicians for close to 30 years. He has attended hundreds of concerts all over the world and has also photographed many of the world's top artists.

Other reviews by Miles Overn

Van Halen's 2012 Release A Different Kind of Truth
Plant's Band Of Joy Masterfully Nuanced
Satriani's 2010 "Black Swans and Wormhole Wizards"
Joey + Rory's 2010 Release "Album Number 2"
Yanofsky's 2010 "Nikki"
Pace Jr's "Because of You"
Buble's 2009 Release "Crazy Love"
Anderson's 2009 Blues CD "Even Things Up"
Wooten's 2008 Release "Palmystery"
Abercrombie's 1985 Masterpiece "Current Events"
Di Meola's "Consequence of Chaos"
Anderson's 1997 "Dogs In Heaven"

Home | Search | Articles | News & Press Releases | Gigs | Reviews | Interviews | Photos

Register | Artists | Publicists | Contact Us