Pursuit of Radical Rhapsody

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Pursuit of Radical Rhapsody
Studio album by Al Di Meola
Released March 15, 2011 (Digital Download)
April 8, 2011 (CD)
Genre Jazz fusion, Latin jazz
Length 72:26
Label Concord
Producer Al Di Meola
Al Di Meola chronology
World Sinfonia – La Melodia
(2008)
Pursuit of Radical Rhapsody
(2011)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
All About Jazz (positive)[2]

Pursuit of Radical Rhapsody is an album by Italian-American jazz fusion and Latin jazz guitarist Al Di Meola, released in 2011.

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Al di Meola except where noted.

  1. "Siberiana" – 8:30
  2. "Paramour's Lullaby" – 7:47
  3. "Mawazine, Pt. 1" – 2:09
  4. "Michelangelo's 7th Child" – 7:33
  5. "Gumbiero" – 6:19
  6. "Brave New World" – 1:54
  7. "Full Frontal Contrapuntal" – 4:53
  8. "That Way Before" – 3:06
  9. "Fireflies" – 4:02
  10. "Destination Gonzalo" – 5:17
  11. "Bona" – 6:02
  12. "Radical Rhapsody" – 5:03
  13. "Strawberry Fields" (John Lennon, Paul McCartney) – 4:11
  14. "Mawazine, Pt. 2" – 2:55
  15. "Over the Rainbow" (Harold Arlen) – 3:06

Personnel[edit]

World Sinfonia
  • Al di Meola – acoustic guitar, electric guitar, keyboards, percussion, producer
  • Fausto Beccalossi – accordion
  • Péter Kaszás – drums, percussion
  • Victor Miranda – acoustic upright baby bass
  • Gumbi Ortiz – percussion
  • Kevin Seddiki – second guitar
Guests and other musicians
  • Mino Cinélu – percussion (3, 4, 13, 14)
  • Peter Erskine – drums (4, 10, 12)
  • Charlie Haden – acoustic bass (13, 15)
  • Gonzalo Rubalcaba – piano (5, 10, 12, 13)
  • Barry Miles – additional keyboards, string arrangements
  • String section:
    • Gyula Benkö – viola (4, 11, 15)
    • Gábor Csonka – violin (4, 11, 15)
    • Gergely Kuklis – violin (4)
    • András Sturcz – cello (4, 11, 15)
    • Viktor Uhrin – violin (4, 11, 15)
Other credits
  • Claus Altvater – executive producer, photography
  • Róbert Balázs – engineer
  • Paul Blakemore – mastering
  • Francesco Cabras – photography
  • Gary Casson – business consultant
  • Martin Cooke – assistant engineer
  • Susie Doherty – production coordination
  • Frank Filipetti – engineer
  • Roy Henderson – engineer
  • Rick Kwan – assistant engineer
  • Katsuhiko Naito – engineer, mixing
  • Michael Page – art direction, design
  • Dave Poler – assistant engineer
  • Spyros Poulos – engineer
  • Hernan Romero – associate producer
  • Viktor Scheer – assistant engineer
  • Viktor Szabó – assistant engineer
  • Csaba Tóth – engineer, photography

Chart performance[edit]

Year Chart Position
2011 Billboard Top Jazz Albums 4[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Henderson, Alex. "Pursuit of Radical Rhapsody - Al di Meola : Release Information, Reviews and Credits : AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 5 August 2012. 
  2. ^ Wood, Stephen (3 April 2011). "Al Di Meola: “Pursuit of Radical Rhapsody”, jazz review by Stephen Wood". allaboutjazz.com. Retrieved 5 August 2012. 
  3. ^ "Pursuit of Radical Rhapsody - Al di Meola | Awards | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 27 October 2013.