Any guitarists here?

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Astronuc said:
Anybody heard Al Dimeola? Some of the fastest fingers around.

I had (until I lost it...I'm very bad at getting back stuff that I've lent to people :cry:) this recording by McLaughlin, di Meola and Paco de Lucia, titled 'Friday Night in San Francisco'.

Thoroughly enjoyable ! :approve:
 
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The nearest thing to a guitar that I can play, is an Indian classical instrument called the veena.

http://www.silverbushmusic.com/veenadetail.jpg

'Narada' is the name of a God-saint in Indian mythology, who was the patron God/saint of music. He never left home without an instrument called the tampura (below), which is a slightly lighter version of the veena, but only plays like a harp or lute.

http://www.engineering.usu.edu/ece/faculty/wheeler/NIU/Images/tampura.jpg [Broken]
 
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Guitarist Al DiMeola first rose to prominence as a blazing jazz fusion player before his playing matured and he began to conquer other styles, such as acoustic Latin music. Born on July 22, 1954, in Jersey City, NJ, DiMeola briefly studied at the Berklee School of Music in Boston during the early '70s before accepting a job replacing guitarist Bill Connors in fusion trailblazers Return to Forever (a group that included such monster instrumentalists as keyboardist Chick Corea and bassist Stanley Clarke) in 1974. It was with DiMeola that Return to Forever enjoyed their greatest commercial success, as such releases as 1974's Where Have I Known Before, 1975's No Mystery, and 1976's Romantic Warrior cracked the U.S. Top 40 before DiMeola jumped ship to launch a solo career.

I really like his solo efforts.

1976 Land of the Midnight Sun,
1977 Elegant Gypsy and Casino,
1979 Splendido Hotel

Dimeola did some projects with Paco De Lucia and John McLaughlin.

They took Dimeola's "Oriental Blue" and came up with -"Orient Blue Suite" with all three playing.

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I should have mentioned another great guitarist, Craig Chaquico, who started with Jefferson Airplane when he was 16. He has done a solo effort since 1993 recording under the Higher Octave label.
 

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