Tour De Force -- "Live"

by Al DiMeola

(1982) Sony

Personnel Al DiMeola: Guitar; Jan Hammer: Keyboards; Anthony Jackson: Bass; Steve Gadd: Drums; and others
Description A live album from one of the best contemporary "fusion" jazz players around. A master class in alternate picking technique
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Directory Recordings: Jazz
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Overall Rating: 4.0 (of 5)
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On 7/23/2001, Stone Dragon (8501) posted:
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As much as I love Al DiMeola's work, and each of these player's contribution to Al's prior studio recordings, I don't think that the performances showcased on this album measure up to those prior performances.

If you want to check out DiMeola's earlier stuff, I would recommend Elegant Gypsy or Casino, before recommending this collection. Still, this would be a good recording to listen to if you want to get an overview of Al's early work.
On 12/14/1999, Frederick Burton (5465) posted:
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I have this as well. MUST GET! Not only is the guitar playing phenomenal but check out the groups playing, especially the bassist.
On 12/14/1999, Inactive Member posted:
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This one really sounds like 1980s music (i.e., it can sound dated at times) but DiMeola can really play. Overall, this one is worth the money and I listen to it fairly often.