Al Di Meola – Splendido Hotel (Full Album)

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Splendido Hotel is an album by jazz guitarist Al Di Meola that was released in 1980.

“Talk about ambitious. This two-LP set finds guitarist Al di Meola performing with his quintet of the time (featuring keyboardist Philippe Saisse), with studio musicians, solo, in a reunion with pianist Chick Corea, singing a love song, and welcoming veteran Les Paul for a version of “Spanish Eyes.” Most of the music works quite well and it shows that di Meola (best-known for his speedy rock-oriented solos) is a surprisingly well-rounded and versatile musician.” – Scott Yanow/AllMusic .

Track listing:
All songs by Al Di Meola unless otherwise noted.

Side One

“Alien Chase on Arabian Desert”
“Silent Story in Her Eyes”

Side Two

“Roller Jubilee” (Philippe Saisse)
“Two to Tango”
“Al Di’s Dream Theme”

Side Three

“Dinner Music of the Gods”
“Splendido Sundance”
“I Can Tell” (Al Di Meola, Philippe Saisse)

Side Four

“Spanish Eyes” (Bert Kaempfert, Charlie Singleton, Eddie Snyder)
“Isfahan” (Chick Corea)
“Bianca’s Midnight Lullaby”

Personnel:
Al Di Meola – guitars, mandocello, keyboards, drums, percussion, vocals
Chick Corea – piano
Pete Cannarozzi – synthesizer
Philippe Saisse – keyboards, marimba, vocals
Jan Hammer – Moog solo on “Al Di’s Dream Theme”
Les Paul – guitar on “Spanish Eyes”
Anthony Jackson – bass guitar
Tim Landers – bass guitar
Steve Gadd – drums
Robbie Gonzalez – drums
Eddie Colon – percussion
Mingo Lewis – percussion
David Campbell – violin
Carol Shive – viola
Dennis Karmazyn – cello
Raymond Kelley – cello
The Columbus Boychoir

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Released: May 10, 1980
Recorded: 1979
Length: 68:43
Label: Columbia
Producer: Al Di Meola

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