Find album reviews, stream songs, credits and award information for Electric Rendezvous – Al Di Meola on AllMusic – – Al di Meola’s fifth of seven fusion . Electric Rendezvous is a music studio album recording by AL DI MEOLA (Jazz Rock/Fusion/Progressive Rock) released in on cd, lp / vinyl and/or cassette. Actually the early 80’s seemed to be a continuation of a very successful creative, critically and commercially successful run for Al DiMeola. His first album of the.

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This is so goodits absurd! Forum user Forum password. The title track is also quite memorable–once the guys move into the central groove of the song, they are absolutely unstoppable, and it’s awesome to behold, with a few cool time signature and tempo changes to boot. After some excellent electric fusion albums and one not very successful “Splendido Hotel” trying to change things, Al Di Meola returned back to his roots.

The rest of the song contains great combination of acoustic guitar and keyboard. Al di Meola – Electric Rendezvous: Cruisin’ is a simple rocker, and Black Cat Shuffle is exactly as it sounds: A faint serenity begins to grow in stature, very much like classic Ponty, evolving into a series of detours, veers and contrasts. Fantastic album due the ensemble, for me this is the best band that Al DiMeola ever worked with.

Electric Rendezvous

And some acoustic Latin melodies with pop elements. Throw in the obligatory di Meola tango Ritmo de le Noche and acoustic pieces Somalia and Jewel Inside a Dreamand you have a lot of very listenable songs that nonetheless take few chances and certainly would be difficult to classify as progressive. The rhythm section is so tight, it will make one cringe with delighted respect. You are not logged, please complete rencezvous before continuing use forum credentials.


Not all is of one mood though, and I am glad for that.

AL DI MEOLA Electric Rendezvous review by dreadpirateroberts

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. It shouldn’t really be named after him as the songwriting is separated between three musicians and the musicians in the band are all incredible. Sudden blasts of brass synth consecrates Hammer’s complete genius in my mind, but when he dishes out a duel with Al, it’s just bloody merciless.

But only in part. The second side is certainly a letdown compared to what came before. If you prefer his more mellow later work, this might be too heavy. Even Anthony Jackson plays the game with style and velocity.

Peace on earth and mercy mild – GW. All the instruments are eectric well played, and even if this is guitar dominated music it has a full band sound and feeling much like his early albums. This time, the duet is between Al and Paco on their acoustic guitar and their sounds were recorded at different channels of your stereo set. I am pretty sure when Carlos Xi first heard this, his knee-jerk reaction would have been to call a lawyer, suggesting plagiarism but within seconds, yielding to the beauty of the melody and the tremendous playing by all involved.

Latest members reviews Di Meola returns to a smaller format.

Other sites in the MAC network: It’s a wonderful duet of electrif guitar heroes in a great composition. Smooth and fast, like a torrential rainstorm of talent.


The solemn acoustic gem “Somalia” is no slouch, a deeply sad and melancholic guitar tour de force, serves a perfect segue to the previous jewel. In fact album sounds more as collection of few different styles. Jewel Inside A Dream 4: This concluding track begins with an acoustic guitar work combined beautifully with keyboard in an ambient opening. This is my all-time favorite DiMeola composition, loved it to death for decades. It reminds me to the “Song of The Midnight Sun” from the debut album.


Di Meola returns to a smaller format. The title track is even sprightlier, all kinds of frayed nerve endings in the fingers, if you see what I mean.

Results cached 12h Items ordered by ending time Showing all 61 items. It’s really an excellent music! It’s right up there with di Meola’s best, and di Meola plays a bit heavier than I’m used to being in the 80s helped with this aspect I assume.


As other remdezvous have noted, these are the highlights, and they also constitute the A side. Black Cat Shuffle 3: Different styles all packed into one seamless parcel.

Participated musicians are still all stars incl. Al Dimeola; Electric Rendezvous on lp. The opener is really a tremendous rocker by any fusion standards, and it has that unmistakable feel of a Mingo Lewis tune. Ritmo De La Noche 4: The song itself is rich in styles and tempo changes. All songs are not too much connected between each other. And if you ever had a doubt about Al’s Latin side, well its all there on display with “Ritmo de la Noche”. The interlude part with percussion work is really interesting.

Mingo Lewis is the only musician electrci stayed the same from the debut album. Electric Rendezvous compares favorably to many of his other albums, and also to some fusion giants Jeff Beck, most notably.

If meolz like di Meola’s earlier, hard-driving fusion work, you’ll love the first three songs.