Al Di Meola/de Lucia/McLaughlin
1 x LP
pressed by Pallas GmbH
( 1996 ) - 2014 EU reissue on 180g Vinyl, pressing by Pallas GmbH in Germany = The Guitar Trio is a reunion album by celebrated acoustic guitar virtuosos Paco de Lucia, Al Di Meola and John McLaughlin, released in 1996 after 13 years without playing toget
Release date: 21-02-2014(Originally released in 1996)
2014 EU reissue on 180g Vinyl, pressing by Pallas GmbH in Germany = The Guitar Trio is a reunion album by celebrated acoustic guitar virtuosos Paco de Lucia, Al Di Meola and John McLaughlin, released in 1996 after 13 years without playing together. This 1996 release has three originals a piece from McLaughlin and Di Meola, two by de Lucia and a McLaughlin-Di Meola deut on "Manha de Carnaval." The recording of this album was followed by a triumphant world tour.
Paco de Lucia was a spanish flamenco guitarist, composer and producer. A leading proponent of the New Flamenco style, he helped legitimize flamenco among the establishment in Spain, and was one of the first flamenco guitarists to have successfully crossed over into other genres of music such as classical and jazz. De Lucia was noted for his fast and fluent fingerstyle runs. His collaborations with guitarists John McLaughlin and Al Di Meola saw him gain wider popularity outside his native Spain.
Al Di Meola is an acclaimed jazz fusion and Latin jazz guitarist, composer, and record producer. With a musical career that has spanned more than three decades, he has become respected as one of the most influential guitarists in jazz to date. Albums such as Friday Night In San Francisco have earned him both artistic and commercial success with a solid fan base throughout the world. A prolific composer and prodigious six-string talent, Di Meola has amassed over 20 albums as a leader while collaborating on a dozen or so others.
John McLaughlin is an English guitarist, bandleader and composer. His music includes many genres of jazz and rock, which he coupled with an interest in Indian classical music to become one of the pioneering figures in fusion. In 2010, guitarist Jeff Beck called him "the best guitarist alive." In 2003, McLaughlin was ranked 49th in Rolling Stone's "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time." After contributing to several key British groups of the early sixties and making his first solo record, he moved to the US where he played with Tony Williams' group Lifetime and then with Miles Davis on his landmark electric-jazz fusion albums: In A Silent Way, Bitches Brew, A Tribute To Jack Johnson and On The Corner.
A1 La Estiba 5:51
A2 Beyond The Mirage 6:10
A3 Midsummer Night 4:36
A4 Manha De Carnaval 6:11
A5 Letter From India 3:54
B1 Espíritu 5:30
B2 Le Monastère Dans Les Montagnes 6:15
B3 Azzura 7:58
B4 Cardeosa 6:36
• Play 33 1/3 Series
• 180g heavyweight vinyl
• Gatefold jacket
• Pressed at Pallas in Germany
• Lacquer cutting by SST (Schallplatten Schneid Technik) Bruggemann GmbH in Germany
Extra info: pressed by Pallas GmbH
Label: DG Deutsche Grammophon
Originally released: 1996
This release: 2014