After 30 years of a splendid career and exploring a variety of styles, Al Di
Meola still ranks among the most popular guitar masters of jazz and jazz-rock.
Here, on his first "electric" DVD, Di Meola shows up with "Speak
a Volcano" in Leverkusen in November 2006. Surrounded by a band including his old companion
and superb percussionist Gumbo Ortiz, he rediscovers his love of the electric
guitar without denying newer influences. The result is a balancing act between
volcanic electronic ecstasy and emotionally moving sound excursions, between
fervent improvisations and intimate conversations, including many compositions
of Al Di Meola himself, and five Astor Piazzolla tunes.
Bonus Materials: In Conversation with Al Di Meola, Al’s Guitar Tips