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Al Di Meola - Splendido Hotel CD (album) cover


Al Di Meola


Jazz Rock/Fusion

2.95 | 83 ratings

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4 stars This is my first jazz album that i bought 15 years ago. Then i don't knew to much about jazz, just a fiew names and maybe some pieces i hered on radio. But with time i descovered that this style of music can be very complex and virtuos, but can be boring too. So Al DIMeola became now one of my fav jazz musicians. I do consider that Elegant gypsy is the best Meola album, and one of the best in jazz, but this one still keep the flag high in jazz- fusion. So i rate it 4 stars, because on Spendido hotel are 3 tracks that are simply superb and flawless in terms of virtuosity and dexterity of the musicians, Alien Chase On Arabian Desert - trully a masterpiece, Al Di`s Dream Theme - just listen the bass lines, super and Dinner Music Of The Gods- again super. I don't think is a bad album, in fact is really great jazz-fusion album. I don't give 5 stars, because is some fillers here like Spanish Eyes and Roller jubilee. Along with Elegant gypsy, Splendido Hotel represents Meola's music at its best with a colourful sound, a melodic blend of Latin music and fusion jazz. 4 stars
b_olariu | 4/5 |


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