Friday Night in San Francisco

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Friday Night In San Francisco
Live album by Al Di Meola, John McLaughlin, Paco de Lucía
Released August 10, 1981
Recorded Friday December 5, 1980
The Warfield, San Francisco, CA
("Guardian Angel" recorded on May 1981 at Minot Sound, White Plains, NY)
Genre Flamenco-Jazz
Length 40:39
Label Philips
Producer Al Di Meola, John McLaughlin, Paco de Lucía
Al Di Meola, John McLaughlin, Paco de Lucía chronology
Friday Night in San Francisco
(1981)
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(1983)
John McLaughlin chronology
Belo Horizonte
(1981)
Friday Night in San Francisco
(1981)
Music Spoken Here
(1982)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Friday Night in San Francisco is a 1981 live album by Al Di Meola, John McLaughlin and Paco de Lucía. It was described by jazz author and critic Walter Kolosky as "a musical event that could be compared to the Benny Goodman Band's performance at Carnegie Hall in 1938 ... [it] may be considered the most influential of all live acoustic guitar albums".[2]

All the tracks except Guardian Angel were recorded live at The Warfield Theatre on 5 December 1980, in San Francisco; Guardian Angel was recorded at Minot Sound, in White Plains, New York.

Track listing[edit]

Side one[edit]

  1. "Mediterranean Sundance (Al Di Meola) / Río Ancho (Paco de Lucía)" – 11:25
    • Performed by: Paco de Lucía (left channel) and Al Di Meola (right channel)
  2. "Short Tales of the Black Forest" (Chick Corea) – 8:39
    • Performed by: John McLaughlin (left channel) and Al Di Meola (right channel)

Side two[edit]

  1. "Frevo Rasgado" – 7:54 (Egberto Gismonti)
    • Performed by: John McLaughlin (left channel) and Paco de Lucía (right channel)
  2. "Fantasia Suite" (Al Di Meola) – 8:41
    • Performed by: Paco de Lucía (left channel), John McLaughlin (middle channel) and Al Di Meola (right channel)
  3. "Guardian Angel" (John McLaughlin) (studio recording) – 4:00
    • Performed by: Paco de Lucía (left channel), John McLaughlin (middle channel) and Al Di Meola (right channel)

Personnel[edit]

Chart performance[edit]

Year Chart Position
1981 Billboard 200 97[3]
1981 Billboard Top Jazz Albums 6[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gioffre, Daniel. "Friday Night in San Francisco - Al di Meola | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 12 August 2011. 
  2. ^ Kolosky, Walter (2002). "John McLaughlin, Al DiMeola, Paco DeLucia: Friday Night in San Francisco (1981)". Retrieved 8 January 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "Friday Night in San Francisco - Al di Meola,Paco de Lucía,John McLaughlin | Awards | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 27 October 2013. 

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