is the second album by American Elegant Gypsy jazz fusion guitarist Al Di Meola. It was released in 1977 on Columbia Records.
Background [ edit ]
Elegant Gypsy was a follow-up album to Di Meola's debut release, . The distinctive music on the album is a speedy fusion of Land of the Midnight Sun jazz and rock, with lightning-fast guitar riffs intermixed with lyrical acoustical passages. The songs include explorations of Latin music themes, including acoustic genres like flamenco. [2 ]
Elegant Gypsy won an annual award for Best Guitar Album in . Guitar Player Magazine
Track listing [ edit ]
All songs by Al Di Meola unless otherwise noted.
"Flight Over Rio" (
Mingo Lewis) 7:16 "Midnight Tango" 7:28
Mediterranean Sundance" 5:14 "Race with Devil on Spanish Highway" 6:18
"Lady of Rome, Sister of Brazil" 1:46
"Elegant Gypsy Suite" 9:16
Personnel [ edit ]
Al Di Meola: Electric guitars, acoustic guitars, piano, synthesizer, percussion.
Paco de Lucía: Acoustic guitar (track 3).
Anthony Jackson: Bass guitar (tracks 1, 2, 4, 6).
Jan Hammer: Keyboards, synthesizer (tracks 1, 6).
Barry Miles: Piano, keyboards, synthesizer (tracks 2, 4).
Steve Gadd: Drums (tracks 1, 6).
Lenny White: Drums (tracks 2, 4).
Mingo Lewis: Congas, synthesizers, organ, percussion (tracks 1, 2, 4, 6).
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