Find album reviews, stream songs, credits and award information for Elegant Gypsy – Al Di Meola on AllMusic – – Guitarist Al di Meola’s second record as a. Elegant Gypsy is a music studio album recording by AL DI MEOLA (Jazz Rock/ Fusion/Progressive Rock) released in on cd, lp / vinyl and/or cassette. Al DiMeola’s second album Elegant Gypsy () proved to become one of the defining albums in Fusion.

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Di Meola comes across as a showman, domeola to dazzle the listener with energetic displays of proficiency, such as in the all-acoustic “Mediterranean Sundance”. Staccato guitar and keyboard sometimes, and tasteful sustains and vibrato in others, with perfectly effective percussion throughout, this is an absolute gem.

Instead it was Elegant Gypsy Suite that finally managed to win me over completely. Despite gracing through a variety of passages, the music maintains a unified sound and some pleasant, compelling themes.

This is my favourite track on the album feeling like the type of music heard in the 70s where twanging guitar is layered with hyper paced percussion.

The song ends very unexpectedly, but it is a good ending. Sit back elefant enjoy the beautiful yet extremely fast paced harmonies and solos! The most obvious similarity is, of course, the amazing guitar work of Di Meola himself.

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Since here it’s exactly how I saw in epegant video. As one might expect from a solo album of a guitarist, Elegant Gypsy is mostly about the guitars, but not exclusively. This is a widely renowned album by a widely renowned guitarist.


The style of ‘Elegant Gypsy’ moves between three elements: Support players give standup performances as well– especially Jan Hammer’s keyboards.

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From the title and opening melody, you may think this is the mellow tune of the album. This is a song in which guitar virtuoso Paco De Lucia harmonizes his acoustic guitar with Meola’s one.

It feels exactly like you are in a speeding automobile; and the impressive layers of guitar music in the Elegant Ghpsy Suite, which, by the way, is the song that gupsy the closest to traditional progressive rock. This song also has some of the grooviest bass riffs you’ll hear. You’ve heard nothing yet.

As I said in my opening paragraph, fans of guitar oriented music and highly technical jazz rock will probably be right at home with this album. Most would probably find his hyper-fast noodling pretentious if not set against this rich palette of ‘s cheese. Things slowly decelerate and it ends right where the song began.

Race With Devil on Spanish Highway is probably my favorite song on this album.


There’s a lot of excellent musicianship, killer songs, great arrangements, and an overall spectacular feel I get from this album. Throughout the 9 gylsy of the track, there is a great sense of evolution and progression, and I never really tire of this stellar piece.

Beginning with a strong percussive rhythm and a cool bass line, the song soon evolves into an all out shred piece with riff after riff of powerful guitar lines that intertwine and spell out brilliance. Elegant Gypsy [Sony Japanese Import].


It features fantastic interplay between Al’s guitars, Jan Hammer’s electric piano, and wl, courtesy of Mingo Lewis. The song ends as it began. Probably the best song in the album.

Al doesn’t indulge too much in solos and fast legatos as he usually does during live performances. It’s like he has the ability to slow it all down in his mind and it seems so effortless on his part.

Then this is top drawer material. In fact, this djmeola leans more towards Latin music than Jazz, I would say. But regardless of expectations, this album isn’t bad.

The well la chord based bass guitar work is also really well conceived. Listening to Elegant Gypsy is like stepping into a time machine This epic track alone is worth the price of the album, which is nicely quite cheap. Gjpsy Flight Over Rio this material showed a bigger chunk of this artists’ range that never was tapped into on the Return To Forever-albums.

However it’s very tricky. I’m not sure this type of choice is judicious to ADM’s career. Elegant Gypsy is a fantastic record featuring some of the best songs of Di Meola’s career. Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. The engaging intro riff is very promising but dimdola excessive soloing throughout the rest of the track brings this composition down a few notches for me.