John McLaughlin, Al Di Meola And Paco De Lucia Passion, Grace And Fire on Numbered Limited Edition K2 HD Mastering CD
K2 HD 100kHz / 24-bit Mastering
Limited Edition of Only 1000 Numbered Copies
In 1983's Passion, Grace & Fire these three guitar virtuosos employ a distinctly flamenco style of playing, demonstrating superb compositional skill throughout. The Spanish guitar tradition, with its blisteringly fast melodic lines, lends itself well to these jazz guitarists' styles. Al Di Meola's playing stands out slightly from that of his two cohorts because of the timbre of the instrument, a steel string acoustic; the other two musicians play softer-toned gut string guitars.
Di Meola's "Orient Blue Suite" is lush and filled with wonderful unison and contrapuntal melodic passages, as well as smart solos from all three musicians, while John McLaughlin's "David" is a lovely Spanish ballad highlighting this guitarist's passionate, soaring playing. Passion, Grace & Fire is an appropriate title for this wonderfully diverse and vigorous album.
"My leaning towards the acoustic guitar coincided with my hearing guitarist Paco de Lucia on French radio one day. I managed to find his number and called him to propose playing/working together. He was up for it so I called an old friend and great guitar player Larry Coryell, and the guitar trio was born. From the first it was an amazing success. However, by the end of 1980, Larry had left and Al di Meola came in and replaced him. The guitar trio went from success to success...This is a fine recording, and satisfying musically." - John McLaughlin
These CDs are mastered with superior skill using the revolutionary K2 High Definition Coding technology. K2 HD Mastering enhances the sound spectrum to a bandwidth of 100kHz and 24-bit resolution while retaining all the charm of the original recording resulting in extended nuance, dynamics and musicality!
• K2 HDCD 100kHz / 24-bit mastering
• Numbered limited edition of 1000 copies
• Includes clear protective outer sleeve
• Compatible with all CD players
• Made in Japan
John McLaughlin, Al Di Meola and Paco De Lucia Passion, Grace And Fire Track Listing:
2. Orient Blue Suite (Part I, II, III)
6. Passion, Grace & Fire