Al Di Meola, John McLaughlin and Paco de Lucia - Friday Night In San Francisco - 180g LP


Al Di Meola, John McLaughlin and Paco de Lucia - Friday Night In San Francisco - 180g LP

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Al Di Meola, John McLaughlin and Paco de Lucia - Friday Night In San Francisco - 180g LP
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Impex - IMP6029 - 180 Gram Virgin Vinyl - AAA 100% Analogue

3,000 Numbered Limited Edition - Pressed at RTI

Mastered by Bernie Grundman - Columbia CS 8079

AAA 100% Analogue This LP was Remastered using Pure Analogue Components Only, from the Master Tapes through to the Cutting Head

Absolute killer pressing and either would be an outstanding addition to your collection.- Positive Feedback

 The sound is rich yet retains all the detail of the original. The Columbia original, by comparison, sounds a bit threadbare, where the Impex adds plenty of instrumental body and stage depth. It’s a big step up from the original and edges out the ORG 45 rpm version by a hair. A huge sonic and musical thumbs up! "Recording: 10 Music: 10 - Dennis Davis, HI-FI+,

Mastered by Bernie Grundman and Bob Donnelly from the Original Analog Master Tapes! 
Numbered Limited Edition  Only 3000 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 two 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! 

Paco de Lucia was a Spanish flamenco guitarist, composer and producer. A leading proponent of the New Flamenco style, he helped legitimize flamenco among the establishment in Spain, and was one of the first flamenco guitarists to have successfully crossed over into other genres of music such as classical and jazz. De Lucia was noted for his fast and fluent finger style runs. His collaborations with guitarists John McLaughlin and Al Di Meola saw him gain wider popularity outside his native Spain.

Al Di Meola is an acclaimed jazz fusion and Latin jazz guitarist, composer, and record producer. With a musical career that has spanned more than three decades, he has become respected as one of the most influential guitarists in jazz to date. Albums such as Friday Night In San Francisco have earned him both artistic and commercial success with a solid fan base throughout the world. A prolific composer and prodigious six-string talent, Di Meola has amassed over 20 albums as a leader while collaborating on a dozen or so others.

John McLaughlin is an English guitarist, bandleader and composer. His music includes many genres of jazz and rock, which he coupled with an interest in Indian classical music to become one of the pioneering figures in fusion. In 2010, guitarist Jeff Beck called him "the best guitarist alive." In 2003, McLaughlin was ranked 49th in Rolling Stone's "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time." After contributing to several key British groups of the early sixties and making his first solo record, he moved to the US where he played with Tony Williams' group Lifetime and then with Miles Davis on his landmark electric-jazz fusion albums: In A Silent Way, Bitches Brew, A Tribute To Jack Johnson and On The Corner.

"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.com

Features:
• Mastered by Bernie Grundman and Bob Donnelly from the Original Analog Master Tapes! 
• Numbered Limited Edition 100% Analog 180g Vinyl LP! 
• Limited To Only 3000 Numbered Copies!
• Plated and pressed at RTI, supervised by Rick Hashimoto 

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

Selections: 
Side 1:
1. Mediterranean Sundance/Rio Ancho
Composers: Al Di Meola and Paco DeLucia
Performed by: Paco DeLucia (Left Channel) and Al Di Meola (Right Channel)
2. Short Tales of the Black Forest
Composer: Chick Corea
Performed by John McLaughlin (Left Channel) and Al Di Meola (Right Channel)
Side 2:
1. Frevo Rasgado
Composer: Egberto Gismonti
Performed by John McLaughlin (Left Channel) and Paco DeLucia (Right Channel)
2. Fantasia Suite
Composer: Al Di Meola
Performed by Paco DeLucia (Left Channel), John McLaughlin (Middle Channel), and Al Di Meola (Right Channel)
3. Guardian Angel
Composer: John McLaughlin
Performed by Paco DeLucia (Left Channel), John McLaughlin (Middle Channel), and Al Di Meola (Right Channel)

Al Di Meola, John McLaughlin and Paco de Lucia - Friday Night In San Francisco - 180g LP

 
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Impex Records is the exciting audiophile label from the team that brought you Cisco Music. With more than 20 years experience and 150 titles released, Cisco Music developed many of the techniques used by other labels to make higher quality 180-gram LPs, SACDs and Gold and aluminum CDs.

We brought definitive editions Jennifer Warnes' The Well, The Hunter and Famous Blue Raincoat in multiple formats, including a 45 rpm box set that Absolute Sound magazine declared "defines the state-of-the--art in vinyl playback." Other classic reissues we nurtured to fantastic rebirths include the jazz-rock perfection of Steely Dan's Aja, Joan Baez' Farewell Angelina, NathanMilstein's poetic interpretation of Dvorak's Violin Concerto and four exquisite 45-rpm Three Blind Mice LPs.

Even in our humbler origins we were trusted with the distribution and production of The Super Analogue Disc, the original audiophile 180-gram LPs. King Records recognized, from the very beginning, that Cisco Music brought unflinching passion to the music and unflailing dedication to the process of bringing that music to the most discerning listeners in the world.

Now as Impex Records some of the original Cisco staff (Abey Fonn, Robert Pincus and Robert Sliger), along with Robert Donnelly, will follow and expand our own high standards for a new generation of audiophile products. Analog products will always be cut using analog tapes and analog mastering at the finest mastering facilities like Sterling, Cohearent and Bernie Grundman--just as it should be. Gold CD's will always be cut with high-definition digital or analog tape transfers from original sources. We will introduce America to Sony's revolutionary Blu-Spec CD, which redefines production excellence in 16-bit digital playback.

With a singular vision for making the best records anywhere, Impex Records is poised to expand Cisco Music's peerless legacy well into the 21st century. It's going to be quite a journey and we look forward to your joining us. We have committed ourselves, with every new release, to your complete satisfaction.

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