Reissue of a 2011 album by guitar great Al Di Meola, featuring all-star guests Peter Erskine, Charlie Haden and Gonzalo Rubalcaba amongst others.
The album features Al on both acoustic and electric guitars. Special guests include Charlie Haden on bass, Peter Erskine on drums, Gonzalo Rubalcaba on piano, Mino Cinelu on percussion, Barry Miles on keyboards and the Sturz String Quartet. In addition to thirteen Di Meola compositions, the album winds down with a cover of The Beatles "Strawberry Fields" and Harold Arlen's "Somewhere Over the Rainbow", a tribute to the late Les Paul.
(4 stars) Masterful jazz/world hybrid...a globetrotting tour de force...countless examples of the fearsome chops that made Meola such an influential player. -- Guitarist, (Bill Weaving), May 2011