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Jazz guitarist Al DiMeola gives new meaning to the phraseworld musicby working with Ukrainianbanduraplayer Roman Hrynkiv. Here DiMeola explores a special collection of instrumental seasonal works, underscoring them with layered percussion. A number of captivating originals and intricately arranged standards surface here, including "Carol of the Bells, "Ave Maria," and "The First Noel." DiMeola certainly titled the album right: these seasonal songs readily capture the penetrating chill and peacefulness of a star-laden winter sky. Recommended.--Martin Keller
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Label:  Telarc
ArtistAl Di Meola
Release Date:  September 28, 1999
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review by . September 28, 1999
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What!! A Christmas album by DiMeola!! I must admit I was a bit sceptical at first because so many Jazz/Fusion artist have made overly sweet and sentimental Christmas albums, but of course I shouldn't have doupted the master, this album is really good. Al playes acoustic guitars on the album along with percussion, Keyboards and a multi string harp.   Herman Romero plays additional guitar and percussion and then there is a player from Ukraine, Roman Hrynkiv who playes an Ukrainian …
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