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


Al Di Meola World Sinfonia: Heart of the Immigrants 180g 2LP

Al Di Meola

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Second Album with the World Sinfonia Ensemble on 180g 2LP!
First Time Ever on Vinyl!

World Sinfonia – Heart of the Immigrants (1993) is Al Di Meola's second entry with his World Sinfonia project. The studio album, his 15th overall, is considered an energetic and vital tribute to Tango master Astor Piazzolla. Recorded on all-acoustic instrumentation, the music oozes the flavor and spirit of Argentina – not least because of the influence of Dino Saluzzi, who enriches this record with the wonderful sounds of his bandoneon. Songs such as "Someday My Prince Will Come" shine with the lush instrumentation, occasionally backed by a string section or the soulful voice of Hernan Romero and make World Sinfonia – Heart of the Immigrants an Al Di Meola album that should not be missing from the collections of any fan of Jazz infused with World Music and Tango.

The album is finally available on vinyl for the first time ever as a 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
  • First Time on Vinyl
  • Gatefold Jacket
  • Made in Germany


Al Di Meola guitar
Dino Saluzzi bandoneon
Arto Tuncboyaciyan percussion
Chris Carrington guitar
Vince Mendoza strings conductor & arranger


Side A:

  1. Nightclub 1960
  2. Vistaero
  3. Carousel Requiem

Side B:

  1. Tango II
  2. Under A Dark Moon
  3. Bordel 1900

Side C:

  1. Indigo
  2. Heru Mertar / Don't Go So Far Away
  3. Parranda

Side D:

  1. Someday My Prince Will Come
  2. Café 1930
  3. They Love Me From Fifteen Feet Away
  4. Milonga Del Angel

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