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Too some, Al di Meola is best known for is shredding guitar work as part of Return to Forever, and also his early solo albums. But di Meola has always had an interest in flamenco styled acoustic playing ("Mediterranean Sundance" off of Elegant Gypsy, anyone?) -- which is the six-string style that he fully embraces on his 2007 release, Diabolic Inventions and Seduction for Solo Guitar, Vol. 1: Music of Astor Piazzolla. Like its title says, the album is comprised solely of renditions of tunes by Argentine tango composer Astor Piazzolla, who is best known for trailblazing the nuevo tango style (which contained traces of both jazz and classical). And di Meola has no problem offering up a fine tribute, especially on such tracks as "Campero" and "Romantico." With Diabolic Inventions and Seduction for Solo Guitar, one of the world's most technically gifted guitarists proves once and for all that he is also one of the most versatile, as well.
Performance Creditsdi Meola Primary Artist,Guitar,Hand Clapping,Djembe,Cahones
Hernan Romero Hand Clapping,Djembe,Cahones
Technical CreditsAstor Piazzolla Composer
di Meola Arranger,Producer
Katsuhiko Naito Engineer
Rich Tozzoli Engineer
Bernhard Roessle Producer
Layla Di Meola Cover Art
Lester Lovell Engineer