With Flesh on Flesh, guitarist Al Di Meola attempts to marry Latin sounds to his familiar fusion. To that end, Di Meola was obviously committed-at least in the personnel department. The guitarist assembled a mob of Latin musicians for the recording, including pianist Gonzalo Rubalcaba, flutist Alejandro Santos and members of World Sinfonia. He also chooses some interesting music to cover, including pieces by Astor Piazzolla, Egberto Gismonti and Chick Corea. Unfortunately, Di Meola and band flatten the personality out of those tunes.
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