Genre: Jazz
Label: Ear Music
Size: 12"
Additional Artists: World Sinfonia
Format: 33RPM,


Al Di Meola World Sinfonia 180g 2LP

Al Di Meola

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First Album with the World Sinfonia Ensemble on 180g 2LP!

World Sinfonia was originally released in 1991 and is Al Di Meola's first album with his World Sinfonia ensemble. On this exceptional album, he successfully combines his unpredictable and spontaneous guitar playing style with a predominantly analogue production. World Sinfonia is defined by introspection and thoughtful writing, enhanced by the unique artistic connection between Di Meola and Argentinian bandoneon player Dino Saluzzi. The influences on this record range from South American, Spanish and Middle Eastern elements to Argentinian Tango, which is most evident on the memorable "Last Tango For Astor," an ode to Astor Piazzolla.

At last, World Sinfonia is back on vinyl as a beautiful 180g 2LP Black Gatefold Edition.

A pioneer of blending world music and jazz, going back to early Latin-tinged fusion outings like 1976's Land of the Midnight Sun, 1977's Elegant Gypsy and 1978's Casino, guitar great Al Di Meola continues to explore the rich influence of flamenco, tango, Middle Eastern, Brazilian and African music with his World Sinfonia, an ambitious pan-global group that he formed in 1991. Their exhilarating world music fusion has been documented on such releases as 2000's The Grande Passion (featuring the Toronto Symphony Orchestra), 2007's Live in London, 2011's Pursuit of Radical Rhapsody and the stunning 2012 DVD, Morocco Fantasia (recorded at the Mawazine Festival in Rabat, Morocco and featuring special guests Said Chraibi on oud, Abdellah Meri on violin and Tari Ben Ali on percussion).


  • 180g Vinyl
  • Double LP
  • Gatefold Jacket
  • Made in Germany


Al Di Meola acoustic guitars, Abe Wecheter nylon, Ovation Custom, Conde Hermanos
Dino Saluzzi bandoneon
Gumbi Ortiz congas, percussion
Arto Tuncboyaciyan percussion, vocals
Chris Carrington classical guitar


Side A:

  1. Perpetual Emotion
  2. Orient Blue
  3. Falling Grace
  4. Last Tango For Astor

Side B:

  1. Tango Suite Part I - Allegro
  2. Tango Suite Part III - Allegro

Side C:

  1. No Mystery

Side D:

  1. Lustrine
  2. Little Cathedral
  3. La Cathedral

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