John McLaughlin, Paco de Lucia & Al Di Meola Friday Night In San Francisco Numbered Limited Edition Ultra HD Import CD
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This is an Audiophile Must-Have! A Fantastic Meeting of 3 Extraordinary Guitarists is one of the Most Influential of ALL Live Acoustic Guitar Albums! Spectacular Sonics!
Friday Night In San Francisco is a 1981 live album by Al Di Meola, John
McLaughlin and Paco de Lucia. It was described by jazz author and critic Walter
Kolosky as "a musical event that could be compared to the Benny Goodman
Band's performance at Carnegie Hall in 1938...[it] may be considered the most
influential of all live acoustic guitar albums." All the tracks except
Guardian Angel were recorded live at The Warfield Theatre on December 5, 1980 in
This debut recording on Columbia Records became a landmark recording that
surpassed the two million mark in sales. The three virtuosos in the Trio toured
together from 1980 through 1983.
Ah the Mediterranean... Filled with fine foods, wines, beautiful people, and the
inspirational style of music that descended upon the able fingers of these
guitar giants. This is by far one of the hottest guitar albums ever to bless
sweet vinyl. Al Dimeola, John McLaughlin, & Paco Delucia play classical guitars
(the kind with the nylon strings) in a flamenco / jazz style that will blow your
socks off! Recorded live in concert in San Francisco this album has spectacular
sonics and musicianship to boot! An audiophile must have!
Paco de Lucia was a Spanish flamenco guitarist, composer and producer. A leading
proponent of the New Flamenco style, he helped legitimize flamenco among the
establishment in Spain, and was one of the first flamenco guitarists to have
successfully crossed over into other genres of music such as classical and jazz.
De Lucia was noted for his fast and fluent fingerstyle runs. His collaborations
with guitarists John McLaughlin and Al Di Meola saw him gain wider popularity
outside his native Spain.
Al Di Meola is an acclaimed jazz fusion and Latin jazz guitarist, composer, and
record producer. With a musical career that has spanned more than three decades,
he has become respected as one of the most influential guitarists in jazz to
date. Albums such as Friday Night In San Francisco have earned him both artistic
and commercial success with a solid fan base throughout the world. A prolific
composer and prodigious six-string talent, Di Meola has amassed over 20 albums
as a leader while collaborating on a dozen or so others.
John McLaughlin is an English guitarist, bandleader and composer. His music
includes many genres of jazz and rock, which he coupled with an interest in
Indian classical music to become one of the pioneering figures in fusion. In
2010, guitarist Jeff Beck called him "the best guitarist alive." In 2003,
McLaughlin was ranked 49th in Rolling Stone's "100 Greatest Guitarists of All
Time." After contributing to several key British groups of the early sixties and
making his first solo record, he moved to the US where he played with Tony
Williams' group Lifetime and then with Miles Davis on his landmark electric-jazz
fusion albums: In A Silent Way, Bitches Brew, A Tribute To Jack Johnson and On
"Loose and spontaneous, this (mainly) live album is a meeting of three of the
greatest guitarists in the world for an acoustic summit the likes of which the
guitar-playing community rarely sees. Broken up into three duo and two trio
performances, Friday Night in San Francisco catches all three players at the
peaks of their quite formidable powers." - www.allmusic.com
"I was there and can testify that it was the most exciting guitar concert I
have ever heard. It was an unusual setup, with just three acoustic guitarists
and nothing else. This far predated the MTV “Unplugged” series, and the audience
obviously went wild during all the selections... the concert is absolutely
jaw-dropping. The non-stop friendly guitar dueling starts with the very first
track and only lets up briefly for breathing space during some of the other
tracks. All three guitarists throw off machine-gun fast runs up and down the
strings that have the audience going crazy at times... It was certainly a very
great night and is beautifully preserved on these recordings." - John Sunier,
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Al Di Meola
Paco de Lucia
1. Mediterranean Sundance / Rio Ancho
2. Short Tales of the Black Forest
3. Frevo Rasgado
4. Fantasia Suite
5. Guardian Angel