Al Di Meola makes his much anticipated return to Anthology. Rising to fame 35 years ago as the guitarist for the seminal fusion band Return to Forever, Di Meola has done more to advance the electric guitar than most. Although he has inspired famous guitar shredders like Yngwie J. Malmsteen and Ritchie Sambora, these days he focuses on acoustic guitar.
“To guitar enthusiasts he needs no introduction as this audience clearly attested. And as a guitarist, technically he is difficult to beat, with a picking technique seeing his fingers range over the strings as fast as a bull in a ring. His musicianship and instrumental compositions have seen him create a bridge between the once very different genres of jazz and rock, and his influence over other accomplished guitarists has also been massive.” – Ramsay Short, Daily Star