Monday, January 07, 2008

Gambling At The Casino

Al DiMeola's Casino was probably like the fourth jazz album I purchased; I bought it because I thought that the cover was cool. I had no idea what was in store for me! The speed, the electricity, Latin, rock, jazz.... it was unbelievable! Needless to say, I immediately became a fan of DiMeola's and he was the barometer by which I would judge all future jazz guitarists I purchased (at least for awhile).  'Chasin' The Voodoo' has to be one of my all time favorites - pure energy. In any event, over the years, I've been a faithful purchaser of Al's recordings, although I've never had the opportunity to see him perform live. It was from this single recording, that led me to the music of Chick Corea, Stanley Clarke, Return To Forever and so many more. The video is of 'Egyptian Danza' which is the first song of the album.

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