Elegant Gypsy is the second album by American jazz fusion guitarist Al Di Meola. It was released in 1977 by Columbia Records. Elegant Gypsy was a follow-up album to Di Meola's debut release, Land of the Midnight Sun. The distinctive music on the album is a speedy fusion of jazz and rock, with lightning-fast guitar riffs intermixed with lyrical acoustical passages. The songs include explorations of Latin music themes, including acoustic genres like flamenco.
This two-fer from Beat Goes On features a pair of LPs by jazz guitarist Al di Meola, Elegant Gypsy and Casino, originally issued on Columbia in 1977 and 1978. Casual listeners will want both of these albums, while longtime fans will undoubtedly already own this material.
1. Flight Over Rio. Written-By – Lewis. Elegant Gypsy, Casino (Cass, Comp, Unofficial).
Album · 1976 · 6 Songs. See All. The Guitar Trio. Passion, Grace & Fire. Friday Night In San Francisco (Live).
Nom du groupe Al Di Meola. Nom de l'album Elegant Gypsy. Date de parution 1977. Labels Columbia Records. 4. Race with Devil on Spanish Highway. 5. Lady of Rome, Sister of Brazil. 6. Elegant Gypsy Suite.
Al Di Meola - Egyptian Danza (06:21, 320Kb/s). Al Di Meola - Midnight Tango (06:21, 320Kb/s). Al Di Meola - Black Dog (01:32, 320Kb/s). Al Di Meola - Flight Over Rio (07:44, 320Kb/s). Al Di Meola - Chiquilin de Bachin (03:48, 320Kb/s). Al Di Meola - Babylon (07:38, 320Kb/s). Al Di Meola - Adour (07:42, 320Kb/s). Al Di Meola - Senor Mouse (08:04, 320Kb/s). Al Di Meola - One Night Last June (09:11, 320Kb/s). Listen online and stay in a good mood. Org Album: Elegant Gypsy & More Live (2018).
Elegant Gypsy is the second album by American jazz fusion guitarist Al Di Meola. It was released in 1977 on Columbia Records. The distinctive music on the album is a speedy fusion of jazz and rock, with lightning-fast guitar riffs intermixed with lyrical acoustical passages Elegant Gypsy won an annual award for Best Guitar Album in Guitar Player Magazine. All songs by Al Di Meola unless otherwise noted. Side One. "Flight Over Rio" (Mingo Lewis) 7:16.
Al Di Meola's third solo album after the masterpiece of Elegant Gypsy was a trying effort, and it was a large success in my eyes. But still, it didn't match Elegant Gypsy in quality, but it came close. It really shows Di Meola's versatility on both electric and acoustic guitars. Casino ends the album on a high note with sensational riffing from Di Meola and a stellar bass performance from Anthony Jackson. The track has a nice flow and it really evolves and regresses well all within a nice 9 minute time frame. In the end, Casino is a great starter for those looking into Al Di Meola.
Only 12 left in stock (more on the way). 5cd Original Album Classics (Land Of The Midnight Sun/Elegant Gypsy/Casi No/Splendido Hotel/Electric Rendezvo Us). Audio CD. Al Di Meola.
Tracklist Hide Credits
|1||Flight Over Rio
Written-By – Lewis*
|4||Race With Devil On Spanish Highway|
|5||Lady Of Rome, Sister Of Brazil|
|6||Elegant Gypsy Suite|
|8||Chasin' The Voodoo
Written-By – Lewis*
|9||Dark Eye Tango|
Written-By – Corea*
|11||Fantasia Suite For Two Guitars: Viva La Danzarina/Guitars Of The Exotic Isle/Rhapsody Italia/Bravoto Fantasia|
- Acoustic Guitar – Paco De Lucía (tracks: 1 to 6)
- Acoustic Guitar, Piano [Acoustic Piano], Synthesizer [Arp String Ensemble], Electric Guitar [6 And 12 String], Maracas, Timbales – Al Di Meola
- Bass Guitar – Anthony Jackson
- Congas, Timbales, Cowbell, Synthesizer [Arp Odyssey, Arp Sequencer], Organ – Mingo Lewis (tracks: 1 to 6)
- Drums – Lenny White (tracks: 1 to 6), Steve Gadd
- Electric Piano, Synthesizer [Mini Moog] – Jan Hammer (tracks: 1 to 6)
- Engineer – Dave Palmer (tracks: 1 to 6)
- Liner Notes – Alyn Shipton
- Piano [Acoustic Piano], Electric Piano, Synthesizer [Mini Moog] – Barry Miles
- Producer, Arranged By, Composed By – Al Di Meola
- Remastered By – Andrew Thompson
NotesLicensed from Sony Music Entertainment (UK) Ltd.
This compilation contains the two original albums "Elegant Gipsy" and "Casino".
"Elegant Gipsy" recorded at Electric Lady Studios, New York in 1976, and remastered in 2010 at Sound Performance, London.
"Casino" recorded 1977, and remastered in 2010 at Sound Performance, London.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode: 5017261209269
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