First Listen: Al Di Meola – Elysium

Al is the masterful guitar player that made a name with Return to Forever and was part of the jazz festival last Thursday night has made a brand new recording and the first in three years.

The title derived from Ancient Greek, to be deeply stirred from joy … Al’s new recording features a six-piece band that does not include a bassist.

Three keyboard players give the record a unique sound with the drumming being very subtle.

Playing all the guitar parts himself – acoustic, nylon, twelve-string and electric -this is the opening piece from the called “Adour” for your First Listen on June 26.