Find album reviews, stream songs, credits and award information for Electric Rendezvous – Al Di Meola on AllMusic – – Al di Meola’s fifth of seven fusion . Electric Rendezvous is a music studio album recording by AL DI MEOLA (Jazz Rock/Fusion/Progressive Rock) released in on cd, lp / vinyl and/or cassette. Actually the early 80’s seemed to be a continuation of a very successful creative, critically and commercially successful run for Al DiMeola. His first album of the.
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I certainly enjoy both, but probably lean more toward his earlier period. Some elecfric them are perfect, some just average. Different styles all packed into one seamless parcel. A faint serenity begins to grow in stature, very much like classic Ponty, evolving into a series of detours, veers and contrasts.
Al di Meola – Electric Rendezvous: And some acoustic Latin melodies with pop elements. The organ solo during interlude is really stunning. And he did no wrong at all as this song is composed wonderfully with high energy and upbeat tempo. The song turns complex and it finally returns to the intro part. Mingo Lewis is the only musician that stayed the same from the debut album.
The music produced is so relaxing with relatively simple arrangement. After his ambitious double album, Splendido Hoteland live album Friday Night in San Francisco the fusion wizard strips back his cast, song length and compositional scope for the more straight forward Electric Rendezvous.
Lewis on congas and Gadd on drums really bring back the Elegant Gypsy magic they once created To end the side, we are treated to another meolaa Meola and de Lucia duet, which they have absolutely mastered: I am pretty sure when Carlos Santana first heard this, his knee-jerk reaction would have been to call a lawyer, suggesting plagiarism but within seconds, yielding to the beauty of the melody and the tremendous playing by all involved.
The rest of the song contains great electrkc of acoustic guitar and keyboard. The opener is really a tremendous rocker by any fusion standards, and it has that unmistakable feel of a Mingo Lewis tune. Electric Rendezvous – Al goes hard rock!!!
It shouldn’t really be electricc after him as the songwriting is separated between three musicians and the musicians in the band are all incredible. The interlude part with percussion work is really interesting.
The album kicks-off with a hard driving rhythm section, mainly dominated by percussion work, “God-Bird-Change” 3: Ritmo De La Noche 4: Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved.
Participated musicians are still all stars incl. Sudden blasts of brass synth consecrates Hammer’s complete genius in my mind, but when he dishes out a duel with Al, it’s just bloody merciless. Black Cat Shuffle 3: It’s a wonderful duet of two guitar heroes in a great composition. Smooth and fast, like a torrential rainstorm of talent. It’s really an excellent music!
Eldctric concluding track begins with an acoustic guitar work combined beautifully with keyboard in an ambient opening. I see this as a masterpiece just from the sheer luc Cruisin’ is a simple rocker, and Black Cat Shuffle is exactly as it sounds: Side One – 5 Stars 1.
renedzvous Speaking of which, “Jewel Inside a Dream” puts this majestic performance to bed, a soothing lullaby that showcases DiMeola’s clear sense of sonic wizardry Oh yeah, love that cover art, suits the music inside to a Tee 5 gatos negros electricos social review comments Review Permalink Posted Tuesday, October 23, Renedzvous this album Report Review Forum user Forum password. My reason is simple: Throw in the obligatory di Meola tango Ritmo de le Noche and acoustic pieces Somalia and Jewel Inside a Dreamand you have a lot of very listenable songs that nonetheless take few chances and certainly would be difficult to classify as progressive.
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AL DI MEOLA Electric Rendezvous review by dreadpirateroberts
But I think this is last strong Al Di Meola album from his earlier period. And if you ever had a doubt about Al’s Latin side, well its all there on display with “Ritmo de la Noche”. It reminds me to the “Song of The Midnight Sun” from the debut album. You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing use forum credentials. The song itself is rich in styles and tempo changes.
If you like di Meola’s earlier, hard-driving fusion work, you’ll love the first three songs. You must be a forum member to post a review, please register here if you are not. An album where all the music is the same becomes boring quickly, no matter how good