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With a curriculum vitae rich of exciting musical moments and incredible works, Al Di Meola is still challenging himself and his music but with a more relaxed way to see things. Over the last few years he has literally started all over, reinventing himself in both, his private life and music, and his brand new studio album "OPUS" truly reflects all of this. 'With "OPUS" I wanted to further my compositional skills as I think that the evolution of this part of my persona has labeled me more composer/guitarist than guitarist/composer', says Al. 'At the same time this record also marks a new era in my life. For the first time in my life, I have written music being happy, I'm in a wonderful relationship with my wife, I have a baby girl and a beautiful family that inspires me every day. I believe it shows in the music.' Available on CD, 180 gram Vinyl and Digital.
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there will never be another Al Di , he is incredible.
I've been listening to Al's music since I was a youngster. He caught my attention again, more than a decade ago, with Consequence of Chaos and the track San Marco. This appealing Italian American flavor was front and center at Mr. Di Meola's recent live show, here in Jersey, featuring Peo Alfonsi on second guitar and Fausto Beccalossi on accordion. Beautiful, and captured Live in Milano 2008. Great disc too. Upon first listening to Opus, I was disappointed not to hear accordion solos doubled by Fausto's soaring, ethereal vocals. But Opus is the next step for Di Meola. Truly beautiful. Each track better than the next. Perhaps not everyone's cup of tea. Too much beauty.
A complex mix of jazz, fusion, classical, latin and rock music, Opus is an accessible, listenable, challenging and beautiful effort from a true guitar legend. From the incredibly haunting and beautiful 10 minute masterpiece 'Ava's Dream Sequence Lullaby' to the exciting and Led-Zeppelin inspired 'Notorious,' Al has reached into his ever-widening bag of musical genius and brought us a clarity and soaring musical trip that hasn't been matched in a long time.
This record evokes Cielo e Terra, Electric Rendezvous, and all the great work from the past, while bringing us new and exciting compositions that stir the soul. It's a musical journey you can't afford to miss.