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About Al Di Meola

Al Di Meola is generally regarded as one of the finest technical guitar players to emerge since the 1970s, an opinion based on the artist’s dazzling command of styles and approaches. After attending the Berklee School of Music, Di Meola joined Chick Corea’s Return to Forever and released his first solo record, LAND OF THE MIDNIGHT SUN in 1976. Early work emphasized the guitarist’s blindingly fast and complex fingerwork, making him a crucial forerunner of “shred guitar,” but later work found Di Meola exploring Latin jazz, world music, and acoustic styles such as flamenco. A steady stream of albums throughout the ‘80s, ‘90s, and 2000s has kept Di Meola’s star bright, and solidified his influence among jazz and rock guitarists.

HOMETOWN
Jersey City, NJ
GENRE
Jazz
BORN
22 Jul 1954

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