Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Al Di Meola|
Diabolic Inventions and Seduction for Solo Guitar, Vol. 1: Music of Astor Piazzolla
Genres: World Music, Jazz, Pop, Rock, Metal
Als personal desire for the music in this solo acoustic guitar (his first!) context was to bring his own vision by incorporating a syncopated rhythm concept unlike its original written conception. His friendship with Asto... more »
Als personal desire for the music in this solo acoustic guitar (his first!) context was to bring his own vision by incorporating a syncopated rhythm concept unlike its original written conception. His friendship with Astor Piazzolla proved to be a turnin
Kurt Harding | Boerne TX | 11/27/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This certainly isn't the first time Al DiMeola has covered the music of Astor Piazzolla, but its the first time he's done so acoustically. And as the "Vol 1" in the title implies, it hopefully will be just the first of many acoustic interpretations of Piazzolla's vast musical oeuvre.
Al DiMeola began covering Piazzolla nearly twenty years ago with the advent of his World Sinfonia project. Since that time, there have been other albums featuring some Piazzolla covers and at least one other, DiMeola plays Piazzolla, which was entirely devoted to him. Those were all excellent interpretations, but they were recorded with whatever group of musicians formed DiMeola's working band at the time. On Diabolic Inventions and Seduction for Solo Guitar, there is just Al and his guitar (with a little percussive help from long-time collaborator Hernan Romero), front and center, bringing Piazzolla to life in an entirely new way.
What I really like about this beyond the beauty of DiMeola's exquisite interpretations is that the songs he has chosen to cover range from the familiar to the obscure. Most casual Piazzolla fans know Adios Nonino and Milonga del Angel, but how many know such gems as Poemo Valseado, Campero and Milonga Carrieguera?
I give this CD five stars though I would shave off a half star if I could because at just under 40 minutes, this CD is far too short. Those fans of DiMeola expecting either another fusion album or world music outing can forget it. Diabolic Inventions and Seductions for Solo Guitar is a delightfully different way to hear the possibilities of tango expressed through the medium of the guitar. And I can think of no better guitar to do that than DiMeola's.
Now Available On Amazon! SUPERB CD!
Kirtland Peterson | Baltimore, MD, USA | 11/10/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"For a time I believe this CD was only available from Di Meola's web site.
DELIGHTED it can now be considered by the Amazon-viewing community: This is a superb CD.
If you like Di Meola's style -- saw him again in concert recently and WOW! Wow-wow-wow-WOW! -- and the music of Piazzolla, then this is a must for your collection.
Can't wait for Vol. 2... 3... 4...
some1 | 04/02/2008
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Although AdM's guitar play is fine as ever, he has ruined this CD completely with these amateurish percussion loops. The first time you listen to this record, they are annoying. But the more often you listen, the more unbearable they become - obviously not played by human beings but sterile computer artefacts. Has AdM discovered Apple GarageBand and plays with its loops like a kid?
I gave this CD away before I really got angry about it."