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Al Di Meola Talks about Upcoming Elegant Gypsy 40th Anniversary Concert in Durham

Guitar virtuoso and innovator Al Di Meola is set to perform on February 7, 2017 at the Carolina Theatre in Durham, North Carolina. Al Di Meola talks about his upcoming concert:

You’ll be starting the Elegant Gypsy Tour 2017 in Durham, North Carolina. What’s the repertoire you’ll present there?

As this is the 40th anniversary of Elegant Gypsy we revisit the hay day of fusion with songs from Elegant Gypsy (obviously), Casino but also some Return to Forever pieces and newer compositions.

Which musicians will accompany you on this tour?

Philippe Saisse who was in my first solo band will be back on keyboards, I have my friend over 30 years Gumbi Ortiz on percussion, Luis Alecia on drums, Elias Tona on bass and violin prodigy Evan Garr on violin

What guitars will you be playing?

I change between Gibson and PRS. For the acoustic set in between, I play a Conde Hermanos cutaway.



You collaborated with Paco de Lucia in the past. Is there any chance you’ll collaborate with the new generation of Spanish flamenco players?

Yes, I do and I often include Flamenco players in my shows in Spain. But so far I never found the magic again that Paco and I shared when we were playing.

In addition to your new album Elysium, what other projects are you working on?

I’m working on new music, I’m writing in my studio in Miami and will be recording later in the year.

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