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Orange and Blue

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Orange and Blue

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
Al Di Meola
genre:
Jazz

We gave it a B-

After slipping out of the fusion mainstream for several years, guitar gladiator DiMeola is back, a bit mellower, but still opting for machinistic virtuosity over taste. On Orange and Blue the Brazil-flavored fusion strategies are borrowed directly from Pat Metheny’s patois, giving the music — however pleasant — a second-hand quality. At least this time the cover is free of a gratuitous naked lady. B-

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