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Al DiMeola: Santa Monica Civic, Santa Monica CA

Mark Leviton, Music Connection, 16 October 1980

WHILE THERE'S no doubting Al DiMeola's technical abilities or his thorough knowledge of the guitar from jazz, rather than jazz-rock, roots, several things conspired to make his Civic show a disaster. First, he unwisely told an already unruly crowd that he was recording for a live album, which started a series of war whoops, yells and whistles that obscured nearly every solo played.

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