Saturday, January 31, 2009

Al Di Meola and World Sinfonia kick off "Spectacular" U.S. Tour

Legendary jazz guitarist Al Di Meola and his new band, World Sinfonia, kicked off their nationwide tour January 9th in Pittsburgh, PA, to a sold-out crowd. Playing songs from 'Live in Milano', the romantic album that perfectly captures the new group's tango-influenced sound, heavily influenced by the late master of that genre, Astor Piazzolla, critics have fallen in love where ever he stops. Here's some of what we've been reading.

"World Sinfonia rolled through exquisite songs laced with gorgeous tango melodies and exotic rhythms, Di Meola's guitar was the focal point for much of the performance. His playing bordered on technical perfection; at times his finesse knew no limits."
- Limewire.com

"Complex, acoustic, world music that is different in sound but still shows his remarkable virtuosity and speed."
- Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

"The world-renowned guitarist and composer is frequently described as a virtuoso, and on a snowy January 10 night, Di Meola and his new international group, World Sinfonia, proved why . . A darker, more urgent feeling emerged from Di Meola's six-string while even his own band members seemed impressed by his skill"
- Relix.com

"A guitarist of spectacular abilities, [Di Meola] has an often delicate new release, "Live in Milano"."
- New York Times

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