The Guitar Trio

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The Guitar Trio
Studio album by Paco de Lucía, Al Di Meola and John McLaughlin
Released 15 October 1996
Recorded May-July 1996
Studio Real World Studios, England
Genre New Flamenco-Jazz
Length 53:01
Label Verve
Producer Al Di Meola, John McLaughlin, Paco de Lucía
Paco de Lucía, Al Di Meola and John McLaughlin chronology
Passion, Grace and Fire
The Guitar Trio
John McLaughlin chronology
The Promise
(1995) The Promise1995
The Guitar Trio
(1996) The Guitar Trio1996
The Heart of Things
(1997) The Heart of Things1997
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars [1]
All About Jazz(not rated)[2]

The Guitar Trio is a reunion album by Al Di Meola, Paco de Lucía and John McLaughlin, released in 1996 after 13 years without playing together. This 1996 effort has three originals apiece from McLaughlin and Di Meola, two by de Lucía and a McLaughlin-Di Meola duet on "Manhã de Carnaval".

Track listing[edit]

  1. "La Estiba" (Paco de Lucía) – 5:51
  2. "Beyond the Mirage" (Al Di Meola) – 6:10
  3. "Midsummer Night" (John McLaughlin) – 4:36
  4. "Manhã de Carnaval" (Luiz Bonfá, Antônio Maria) – 6:11
  5. "Letter from India" (John McLaughlin) – 3:54
  6. "Espiritu" (Al Di Meola) – 5:30
  7. "Le Monastère dans les Montagnes" (John McLaughlin) – 6:15
  8. "Azzura" (Al Di Meola) – 7:58
  9. "Cardeosa" (Paco de Lucía) – 6:36


Chart performance[edit]

Year Chart Position
1996 Billboard Top Jazz Albums 1[3]


  1. ^ Stanley, Leo. "Guitar Trio: Paco de Lucia/John McLaughlin/Al Di Meola - Paco de Lucía | AllMusic". Retrieved 12 August 2011. 
  2. ^ Kolosky, Walter (18 November 2002). "John McLaughlin, Al DiMeola, Paco DeLucia: The Guitar Trio". Retrieved 2 May 2013. 
  3. ^ "The Guitar Trio: Paco de Lucia/John McLaughlin/Al Di Meola - Al di Meola,Paco de Lucía,John McLaughlin | Awards | AllMusic". Retrieved 27 October 2013.