One of my favourite works by Al Di Meola is "Di Meola Plays Piazzolla". As incredibly versatile and talented as he is, when Al Di Meola ventures into that combination of latin rhythms, beautiful melodies and his sophisticated guitar style, magic happens in my ears.
That's the case with his latest release, He & Carmen. Together with talented flutist Eszter Horgas, they recorded a live concert around two years ago. The performance is beautifully shot and has been broadcast all over the world . This CD release is the result of that collaboration.
The whole production is gorgeous music, combining Georges Bizet and Astor Piazzola's compositions. Behind them is a solid ensemble consisting of percussions, piano, guitar, violin and drums.
For fans of Al Di Meola, this will likely become one of your favourites. For all guitar players, it would be a great addition to your collection.
Here is a little taste of what these two amazing talents can do together.