Kiss My Axe
The fire is back. You can hear it in no uncertain terms on the supercharged title cut from "Kiss My Axe", Al DiMeola's most intense electric album in ten years. The power and fury of a Les Paul, his signature sound throughout the 70s is very much in evidence on this dynamic electric band offering. The speed, impeccable technique and intensity that typlified DiMeola's best work during fusion's heyday is tempered here with seasoning and soul, two qualities that a musician acquires with age. DiMeola speaks volumes on "Kiss My Axe" as bursts of speed mark "Phantom", "Global Safari" and the title track.
|05:22||South Bound Traveler||Instrumental|
|05:04||Kiss My Axe||Instrumental|
|02:36||Gigi's Playtime Rhyme (Interlude #1)||Instrumental|
|08:19||One Night Last June||Instrumental|
|02:32||Erotic Interlude (Interlude #2)||Instrumental|
|01:16||The Prophet (Interlude #4)||Instrumental|
|05:19||Oriana (September 24 ,1988)||Instrumental|
|Al DiMeola||Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Synthesizers, Keyboards, Cymbals, Tabla Keys, Daughter's Toys, Macintosh IIc with Vision, Macintosh IIc with Performer, Production, Arrangement|
|Barry Miles||Grand Piano, Synthesizer, Synth Programming, Hand Claps, Synclavier, Production, Arrangement|
|Anthony Jackson||Electric Bass|
|Tony Scherr||Electric Bass, Acoustic Bass|
|Arto Tuncboyaciyan||Percussion, Voice, Hand Claps, Bongos, Triangles, Bata|
|Oriana DiMeola||Baby Talk|
|Gumbi Ortiz||Congas, Hand Claps, Bata|
|Sean Haines||Production Assistance, Macintosh Computer Programming, Live Computer Programming, Equipment Management|
|Kip Kaplan||Executive Production|
|Frank Filipetti||Engineering, Mixing|
|Victor Deyglio||Engineering Assitance|
|Dante Gioia||Engineering Assistance|
|Vittorio Zammarano||Additional Engineering|
|Dan Mockensturm||Synclavier Programmer Engineering|
|Mark Mason||Engineering Assistance|
|Recorded at Power Station, New York City and Hit Factory (May 1991).
Mixed at Soundtracks.
Pre-Production at Platinum Post Studios, Orlando, Florida (September, 1989).
Mastered at Masterdisc - NYC.