The Rite of Strings

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The Rite of Strings
Studio album by Al Di Meola, Stanley Clarke & Jean-Luc Ponty
Released July 17, 1995
Recorded April, 1995
Genre Jazz, Jazz fusion
Length 55:34
Label Gai Saber
Producer Al Di Meola, Stanley Clarke & Jean-Luc Ponty
Jean-Luc Ponty chronology
No Absolute Time
(1993)
The Rite of Strings
(1995)
Le Voyage: The Jean-Luc Ponty Anthology
(1996)
Stanley Clarke chronology
East River Drive
(1993)
The Rite of Strings
(1995)
At the Movies
(1995)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]

The Rite of Strings is a collaborative album by virtuosi Al Di Meola, Stanley Clarke and Jean-Luc Ponty, recorded after their world tour in 1995. The album was recorded at Studio 56, Hollywood.

The trio reunited for a performance at the French jazz festival called "Jazz in Marciac" in 2007.

Material from the album was performed on tour by Trio! in 2005, also featuring Clarke and Ponty, with Béla Fleck on banjo instead of Di Meola on guitar.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Indigo" (Al Di Meola) – 7:15
  2. "Renaissance" (Jean-Luc Ponty) – 4:33
  3. "Song To John" (Stanley Clarke & Chick Corea) – 6:00
  4. "Chilean Pipe Song" (Di Meola) – 6:12
  5. "Topanga" (Clarke) – 5:50
  6. "Morocco" (Di Meola) – 5:45
  7. "Change Of Life" (Ponty) – 5:30
  8. "La Cancion De Sofia" (Clarke) – 8:30
  9. "Memory Canyon" (Ponty) – 6:00

Personnel[edit]

Chart performance[edit]

Year Chart Position
1995 Billboard Top Contemporary Jazz Albums 4[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Taylor, Robert. "Rite of Strings - Stanley Clarke | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 20 July 2011. 
  2. ^ "Rite of Strings - Stanley Clarke | Awards | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 27 October 2013.