McLaughlin/DiMeola/De Lucia "Passion, Grace & Fire"

McLaughlin/DiMeola/De Lucia "Passion, Grace & Fire"

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McLaughlin/DiMeola/De Lucia
Passion, Grace & Fire
The Story
Just a few short years after they recorded their seminal, award-winning trio album "Friday Night In San Francisco", John McLaughlin, Al DiMeola and Paco De Lucia reunited for another 'duel' on record of incredible acoustic guitar playing - "Passion, Grace & Fire". In the final analysis, the end result is a stand-off, as all three guitarists showcase ferocious, lightning quick riffs and passionate rhythm playing in support of each other. The acoustic guitar summit is a great companion CD to their first recording -- with fiery playing alternating with moments of grace and beauty.
The Music
04:06 Aspan Instrumental
07:04 Orient Blue Suite (Part I,II,III) Instrumental
04:41 Chiquito Instrumental
03:47 Sichia Instrumental
06:29 David Instrumental
05:25 Passion, Grace & Fire Instrumental
The Artists
John McLaughlin Yamaha Classical Flamenco-type Guitar - Gut Strung, Production
Al DiMeola Ovation 6-string Acoustic Guitar - Steel Strung, Production
Paco De Lucia Spanish Flamenco Guitar, Built in Spain - Gut Strung, Production
Femi Jiya Engineering
Brian Davies Engineering Assistance
Dennis Mackay Engineering, Mixing
Marco Utano Engineering Assistance, Mixing Assistance
Caryl Wheeler Engineering Assistance, Mixing Assistance
Francis Manzella Engineering Assistance
George Marino Mastering
Rob Brimson Photography
Andrew Ellis Photography
Peter Nelimarkka Photography
Recorded in London at Marcus Music UK.

Additional recording and mixing in New York at Eras Studios.

Additional recording at Wizard Recording Studio, Briarcliff Manor, NY.

Mastered at Sterling Sound.

Sleeve concept and sleeve design by STD.

Additional sleeve design by Assorted iMaGes.