Al Di Meola 2009 Tour/Album

By Team JamBase Nov 24, 2008 10:14 am PST

PIONEERING JAZZ AND FUSION GUITARIST
HITS ROAD IN EARLY ’09 WITH WORLDLY NEW BAND

Al Di Meola by Francesco Cabras
Virtuoso guitarist Al Di Meola will be launching a national tour and releasing a new album in early 2009 with his new project, Al Di Meola and World Sinfonia. Joining a handpicked group of master musicians for both the tour and album, Di Meola makes a turn into the romantic, producing a collection of moving, tango-flavored melodies on La Melodia Live In Milano, available in America for the first time on January 8, 2009, just days before the start of the tour. The album features two songs by tango master Astor Piazzolla, for whom Di Meola admits he has been “carrying a torch” his entire career, as well as one each from Ennio Morricone and Andrea Parodi, and four by Di Meola himself.

“Although the tango developed in Argentina, it was born in the region of Italy where my parents are from, Napoli,” Di Meola explains. “This music connects to my roots. As long as I’m playing music, it will be part of my repertoire.”

Starting in the 1970s as a member of groundbreaking jazz-fusion group Return To Forever and in his subsequent solo work since, Di Meola has earned a reputation for being technically brilliant with unbelievable chops. For the past several years he has been spent time composing for chamber orchestras in Europe as well as creating blazing guitar solos. With World Sinfonia, Di Meola exhibits a fresh range of emotions in his music in a way that goes beyond pure technique.

Al Di Meola La Melodia 2009 Tour Dates
01/10/2009 – NEW YORK, NY – THE CONCERT HALL
01/14/2009 – VIENNA, VA – WOLF TRAP
01/15/2009 – ANNAPOLIS, MD – RAMS HEAD
01/16/2009 – FAIRFIELD, CT – STAGE ONE
01/17/2009 – HUNTINGTON, NY – IMAC THEATER
01/18/2009 – SELLERSVILLE, PA – SELLERSVILLE THEATRE
01/22/2009 – AUSTIN, TX – ONE WORLD THEATRE
01/24/2009 – LAS VEGAS, NV – SANTA FE STATION
01/25/2009 – AGOURA, CA – CANYON CLUB
01/27/2009 – PORTLAND, OR – ALADDIN THEATER
01/28/2009 – BEND, OR – TOWER THEATRE
01/29/2009 – SEATTLE, WA – DIMITRIOU’S JAZZ ALLEY
01/30/2009 – SEATTLE, WA – DIMITRIOU’S JAZZ ALLEY
01/31/2009 – SEATTLE, WA – DIMITRIOU’S JAZZ ALLEY
02/01/2009 – SEATTLE, WA – DIMITRIOU’S JAZZ ALLEY
02/03/2009 – SAN DIEGO, CA – ANTHOLOGY
02/04/2009 – LOS ANGELES, CA – THE ROXY THEATRE
02/05/2009 – SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA – THE COACH HOUSE
02/06/2009 – SAN FRANCISCO, CA – YOSHI’S
02/07/2009 – SAN FRANCISCO, CA – YOSHI’S
02/08/2009 – SAN FRANCISCO CA – YOSHI’S


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