torsdag 12. mars 2015

Al Di Meola to Norway - ultimate playlist here

Larvik Gitar Festival is a small festival with some big names. The last weekend in March the quaint little town in the south of Norway will turn into guitar heaven for a few select people. The big draw this year is the legendary American jazz/fusion guitarist Al Di Meola, and this is actually huge, a booking to be proud of. At least to one of the organizers, Atle Rasmussen, who has dreamt of booking Di Meola since they started out six years ago. Last year he went to see Di Meola play in Hamar with his fellow organizer Anders Buaas and spoke to him after the show. According to Rasmussen this may be the reason why they finally succeeded in securing Di Meola for their small festival. Only 500 people will be able to see him on the festival's last day, but they are in for a treat. Rasmussen has compiled a short playlist with his favourite Al Di Meola tracks for the listening pleasure of those who are interested, and you should be. Although not the kind of music I normally listen to, it's easy for me to understand why guitar players and fans alike are so fascinated with Al Di Meola. He's one of the world's most respected guitar players and, may I add, quite inventive as well.

Other acts this year are Knut Reiersrud & Iver Kleive, Andy Timmons Band and Freak Kitchen. Check out their website here.

Spotify playlist

Al Di Meola flanked by organizers Anders Buaas (left) and Atle Rasmussen.

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