Al Di Meola's World Sinfonia
July 29, 2009
2009 Vancouver International Jazz Festival
Centre for Performing Arts
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Runtime: 73:46

Broadcast: 'Live 2 Air' on CBC Radio Two
MPEG II, Layer 1 (192 kb/s, 48 kHz, stereo)
Recorded and edited at 44.1 kHz suitable for CD audio
Lineage: L-Band broadcast > DAB receiver > HD @ 44.1 kHz > edit > flac(lvl8)

Al Di Meola is one of the world's great virtuoso guitar players. He took the world by storm when, in 1974, he joined Chick Corea's group 'Return to Forever'. He has dazzled audiences worldwide, played alongside the greats, earning a Grammy and many other awards, and he's been inducted into Guitar Player magazine's 'Gallery of Greats'.

'Al Di Meola World Sinfonia', his current porject, blends classical, jazz, and tango music with Middle Eastern overtones. The result is an electrifying mix of sophisticated rhythms, haunting and alluring melodies, and thrilling guitar.

01 Misterio (Al Di Meola) 11:26
02 introductions 2:15
03 Siberiana (Al Di Meola) 9:26
04 Double Concerto (Astor Piazzolla) 9:32
05 Michaelangelo's Seventh Son (Al Di Meola 7:32
06 Gumbiero (Al Di Meola) 6:39
07 Cafe 1930 (Astor Piazzolla) 6:40
08 Umbras (Andrea Parodi) 10:15
09 Green and Golden (Ralph Towner) 3:27
10 Mediterranean Sundance (Al Di Meola) 6:30

Al Di Meola - guitar
Fausto Beccalossi - accordion, vocals
Victor Miranda - bass
Gumbi Ortiz - percussion
Peter Kaszas - drums, percussion

CBC Radio 2 Production Credits:
André Rhéaume - Producer
Suzanne Rhéaume - Associate Producer
Gary Heald - Recording Engineer
Bill Moore - Assistant Recording Engineer
Chris Cutress - Editor