[JPL] Al Di Meola/Fusion

Jae Sinnett jaejazz at yahoo.com
Fri Aug 25 01:16:55 EDT 2006


Oh man Bobby...."Where Have I Known You Before".....Stanley Clarke plays one of the most ridiculous electric bass solos on "Vulcan World" that I've ever heard. Check that one out again. That raised a lot of eyebrows. How about "Hymn Of the Seventh Galaxy?" Many forgot that was Bill Connors playing guitar on there. He was amazingly original and in my opinion never really got his due. Then there's "No Mystery." I think it's coming back. Then there is "Between Nothingness and Eternity." Mahavishu. My goodness. 
   
  Interesting story......several years ago I did a feature on Mahavishu. During the show I get a phone call........the called said....."That's my boy........Mr. Sinnett, I enjoy your show. I'm William Cobham..........Sr." I said...William Cobham? Funny. I said did you know the drummer I'm featuring is named Billy Cobham? He said....Yes....that's my boy." That was Billy's father. He lives here but not sure if he is still with us because this was about 10 years ago now and he was up there. We had the longest and most fascinating conversation. He and I had the same optometrist and from that point we talked several times. Then he just stopped calling and haven't heard anything since. He was a special man indeed. 
   
  I remember playing this little jazz club in Norfolk called the Judges Chambers. One night I was playing and at that time I was using a small canary yellow (Tony William's yellow) jazz Gretsch kit. On one break the waiter came over to me and said there is a drummer at the bar that would like to talk with you. So I walked over and around the corner and almost passed out. It was Billy sitting at the bar. We talked and I asked him to sit in. He did and killed. He was huge back then. A major body builder. It was a night I'll never forget.  
   
  Jae 

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You're the man Jae! I love that recording! I also like the composition 
"Song To The Pharoah Kings" from "Where Have I Known You Before." Those 
extended compositions of Chick Corea's really lit up my imagination during 
the seventies and still sound as fresh today as they did when they first 
came out. Some people call them corny but, to each his own. It was a very 
imaginative and exploratory time for music and genre blending.

Aloha,

Bobby Jackson
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> I found out today that Al Di Meola is coming to town playing "electric" 
> guitar in a few weeks. The first time he's done that in 15 years so fusion 
> is making a comeback for sure. Does anyone know if he has a recording out 
> with this band or who's playing with him? I would guess if he's touring 
> like this again a recording is out somewhere or will be 
> soon....representing this sound. Has anyone seen a recording of this band 
> or know anything about this tour? It's funny because I just played Return 
> To Forever's "Duel Of the Jester and the Tyrant" with Al burnin from 
> "Romantic Warrior." Four calls came in that loved it....said I took them 
> back..... and one caller saying they don't like smooth jazz and they were 
> surprised I played some. Funny.
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