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Al Di Meola brings an electric and electrifying attitude to Beatles tribute album / Elsewhere

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Guitarist Al Di Meola is not the first and certainly won't be the last jazz musician to pay tribute to the Beatles, the band he credits with getting him into playing music: "That was a major catalyst for me to want to learn music, so their impact was pretty strong".

And actually it isn't the first time he's been down this route. In 2013 at Abbey Road he recorded All Your Life; A Tribute to the Beatles.

This one comes in a better cover homage (to Lennon's Rock and Roll album).

Di Meola being of the jazz (and jazz-fusion) persuasion brings an electric – and sometimes electrifying – attitude to the familiar catalogue which is largely weighted towards the band's final three years when the songs were more complex and therefore more open to interpretation.

So here is a blend of acoustic playing (he's quite the picker) alongside that searing and rapid electric – and often exotically Latin – style he is best known for.

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