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Al Di Meola live in London

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Venue: Ronnie Scott's, London

Prog reviews Al Di Meola live in London.

Al Di Meola’s Elysium & More Unplugged tour touches down in London for four sold-out performances over two nights at Ronnie Scott’s.

Unlike his recent Elegant Gypsy gigs that featured Di Meola with a quintet, this time it’s just the main attraction himself, joined by Italian guitarist Peo Alfonsi and Hungarian-born, Berklee-trained drummer and percussionist Peter Kaszas.

Di Meola rose to prominence as a fusion guitar hero in Return To Forever, and his latest album, Elysium, features both acoustic and electric instruments. But tonight is strictly acoustic, with Di Meola shining the spotlight on his flamenco and tango influences. That said, there’s a distortion pedal somewhere behind Di Meola’s music stand so he can add some bite to his tone as the mood takes him.


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