Al Di Meola, John McLaughlin & Paco DeLucia – Friday Night In San Francisco (Impex 33rpm)

$68.00

100% analog 180-gram vinyl LP

Mastered by Bernie Grundman and Bob Donnelly from original analog master tpaes!

Limited to only 3,000 numbered copies

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 San Francisco.

This debut recording on Columbia Records became a landmark recording that surpassed the 2 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!

“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.” — AllMusic

Features:
• Mastered by Bernie Grundman and Bob Donnelly from the original analog master tapes!
• Numbered limited edition 100% analog 180-gram vinyl LP!
• Limited to only 3,000 numbered copies!
• Plated and pressed at RTI, supervised by Rick Hashimoto

Musicians:
Al Di Meola, guitar
John McLaughlin, guitar
Paco de Lucía, guitar

1. Mediterranean Sundance / Rio Ancho
2. Short Tales of the Black Forest
3. Frevo Rasgado
4. Fantasia Suite
5. Guardian Angel

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