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Elegant Gypsy


Download links and information about Elegant Gypsy by Al Di Meola. This album was released in 1977 and it belongs to Jazz, Rock genres. It contains 6 tracks with total duration of 37:16 minutes.

Artist: Al Di Meola
Release date: 1977
Genre: Jazz, Rock
Tracks: 6
Duration: 37:16
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No. Title Length
1. Flight Over Rio 7:16
2. Midnight Tango 7:28
3. Mediterranean Sundance 5:12
4. Race With Devil On Spanish Highway 6:18
5. Lady of Rome, Sister of Brazil 1:46
6. Elegant Gypsy Suite 9:16



Guitarist Al di Meola's second record as a leader is generally an explosive affair, although it does have a fair amount of variety. With Jan Hammer or Barry Miles on keyboards, electric bassist Anthony Jackson, drummer Lenny White (Steve Gadd takes his place on the "Elegant Gypsy Suite"), and percussionist Mingo Lewis on most of the selections, di Meola shows off his speedy and rock-ish fusion style. He was still a member of Return to Forever at the time and was a stronger guitarist than composer, but di Meola did put a lot of thought into this music. The brief "Lady of Rome, Sister of Brazil" (an acoustic guitar solo) and "Mediterranean Sundance" (an acoustic duet with fellow guitarist Paco de LucĂ­a) hints at di Meola's future directions. A near classic in the fusion vein.