Orange and Blue After slipping out of the fusion mainstream for several years, guitar gladiator DiMeola is back, a bit mellower, but still opting for machinistic virtuosity over… Orange and Blue After slipping out of the fusion mainstream for several years, guitar gladiator DiMeola is back, a bit mellower, but still opting for machinistic virtuosity over… Al Di Meola Jazz
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Orange and Blue

EW's GRADE
B-

Details Lead Performance: Al Di Meola; Genre: Jazz

After slipping out of the fusion mainstream for several years, guitar gladiator DiMeola is back, a bit mellower, but still opting for machinistic virtuosity over taste. On Orange and Blue the Brazil-flavored fusion strategies are borrowed directly from Pat Metheny's patois, giving the music — however pleasant — a second-hand quality. At least this time the cover is free of a gratuitous naked lady. B-

Originally posted Aug 19, 1994 Published in issue #236 Aug 19, 1994 Order article reprints