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Al Di Meola: Art Imitating Art

Al Di Meola

Al Di Meola’s latest release, The Infinite Desire, on Telarc, finds the forty four year old guitarist and composer at a career peak. The recording is a piquant amalgam of varying influences and the twelve distinctive originals that constitute this exuberant, imaginative set reflect the confidence of seasoned veteran.

Regarding his regimen for composing, he explains that “it’s a process. For me, I find there is no one set way to write music. But for this record, I did something very interesting. I separated myself from everyone and came down to my new place in North Miami Beach on the water. I just told my family, I’m going to write, see you in a couple of weeks. When I got here, the stuff just poured out. Everything on that record was written here, except for ‘Azzura,’ which I wrote for the trio. Then I went back to New York, rehearsed it and put it all together.”

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