Find album reviews, stream songs, credits and award information for Elegant Gypsy – Al Di Meola on AllMusic – – Guitarist Al di Meola’s second record as a. Elegant Gypsy is a music studio album recording by AL DI MEOLA (Jazz Rock/ Fusion/Progressive Rock) released in on cd, lp / vinyl and/or cassette. Al DiMeola’s second album Elegant Gypsy () proved to become one of the defining albums in Fusion.

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My favorite song on the album. After that section is over, the music is more relaxing and is led by a guitar solo.

The composition is strong, the instrumentation is good, but it’s style is so polished and non-authentic. An awfully short bossa “Lady Of Rome, Sister Of Brazil” follows which could had gone slegant bit longer and then the title track suite ends the album in style. Elegant Gypsy Legacy There’s a riff in this song that the group Liquid Tension Experiment would also quote in their song Acid Rain or so I believe, they are very very similar.

I can’t call this album anything less than a masterpiece and I am very impressed with this album. dimeol

There is nothing wrong with it really. There are no vocals on this album, so If you ask me, Dimeola invented the shred. It’s not that I was tired of fusion, I must just have completely forgotten about it. Elegant Gypsy stands as a fan favourite here and it’s no mystery to see why. The acoustic arrangements are acceptable though.

And he has surrounded himself with some very talented musicians. Elegant Gypsy Suite 9: Overall Elegant Gypsy is a fine jazz fusion record, it could be a bit longer and it does lose a lot of it’s zest after the first few songs but it’s an essential part of any jazz fusion fan’s collection.


After the astounding opener, the album continues through 4 equally pleasing extended pieces. Mediterranean Sundance is probably one of the best songs ever written for acoustic guitar, Di Meola and De Lucia are in perfect harmony and pretty well take their turns melting the fretboard with their emotionally charged fusion shred.

The arrangements are kitch in my opinion.

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His sound is very unique and instantly enjoyable, more so than some of the “other” fusion guys who favor experimentation over thrills McLaughlin– looking in your direction. Other sites in the MAC network: The result is a blazing set of fusion that cimeola over far too soon.

Up to this point everything I’ve heard on Elegant Gypsy has been interesting and refreshing by Al Di Meola standards elegabt nothing that I haven’t heard on other guitar virtuoso aal. Second and this is more of a personal thingI think this album could have been stretched or more songs could have been added to it in order to make it more musically diverse.

Overall, its a fairly slow, song and much less upbeat sounding then the first. The composition on this album is what might be interesting for the listener of progressive music.

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You must be a forum member to post a review, please register here elegat you are not. The music is still in the same vein with dineola debut album but this time he even put more diverse in style by exploring more acoustic guitar work. It makes a nice break on the album after the dense musicianship previously. Simply an excellent addition to any prog rock music collection! I didn’t expect it to blow me away as it did but it is so good it is impossible to ignore.


Elegant Gypsy LP inner, insert, sm corner bend Jazz. Support players give standup performances as well– especially Jan Hammer’s keyboards.

Mediterranean Sundance is a Flamenco inspired piece with simply awe-inspiring acoustic guitar playing.


The sound quality which is really great and the gysy musicianship on this album makes this an excellent experience.

I cannot think of anything negative to say about this album The closer is the title track and also the best track of the album. The boys saved the best for last. A mesmerizing duet between Meola and Paco De Lucia, this tune is very repetitive and wears thin over time with repeated listens, but you can’t deny that awesome melody and rlegant playing.

It makes me want to listen to the classic be-bop of Miles Davis!

Nice ending as well. The riffs are very weird and interesting here, as well as the guitar sounds produced with whatever pedals he had used. Long story short, if Al could not pull it wile together with three other equally talented musicians, I doubted Mr.

The well timed chord based bass guitar work is also really well eleganr. Midnight Tango is also a great song it’s really quite progressive, I thought it was several different songs on my first listen. It opens the album brilliantly, and the quality of the songs never really goes down. Maybe that’s just because it’s a very short album.

Despite gracing through a variety of passages, the music maintains a unified sound and some pleasant, compelling themes. Flight Over Rio kicks off with a meditative eastern flavour before turning into a surging jazz rock attack that any fan off the genre will instantly devour. Latest members reviews For Elegant Gypsy, Di Meola carries a similar line-up over from his first album and produces a more consistent record.

The guitarist lets off his distortion to provide a sweet clean tone.