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Passion Grace & Fire - John McLaughlin, Al Di Meola, Paco De Lucia / Phonogram Int. ‎Audio CD 1983 / 811 334-2

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Passion Grace & Fire - John McLaughlin, Al Di Meola, Paco De Lucia / Phonogram Int. ‎Audio CD 1983 / 8113342

UPC 042281133428


Product Details: 

Label: Phonogram Int. ‎– 811 334-2
Format: CD, Album
Country: Europe
Released: 1983
Genre: Jazz, Latin
Style: Fusion, Flamenco
Passion, Grace & Fire is the second album by John McLaughlin, Al Di Meola and Paco de Lucía released in 1983. Unlike their first album Friday Night in San Francisco, this album consists entirely of studio recordings.
Editorial review:
Two years after they recorded Friday Night in San Francisco, John McLaughlin, Al di Meola and Paco de Lucía reunited for another set of acoustic guitar trios, Passion, Grace and Fire, If this can be considered a guitar "battle" (some of the playing is ferocious and these speed demons do not let up too often), then the result is a three-way tie. This guitar summit lives up to its title.



1 Aspan
Written-By – John McLaughlin
2 Orient Blue
Written-By – Al Di Meola
3 Chiquito
Written-By – Paco De Lucía
4 Sichia
Written-By – Paco De Lucía
Written-By – John McLaughlin
6 Passion, Grace And Fire
Written-By – Al Di Meola


About the Artists:

John McLaughlin (born 4 January 1942) is an English guitarist, bandleader, and composer. A pioneer of jazz fusion, his music combines elements of jazz with rock, world music, Indian classical music, Western classical music, flamenco, and blues. After contributing to several key British groups of the early 1960s, McLaughlin made Extrapolation, his first album as a bandleader, in 1969. He then moved to the U.S., where he played with Tony Williams's group Lifetime and then with Miles Davis on his electric jazz-fusion albums In a Silent WayBitches BrewJack Johnson, and On the Corner. His 1970s electric band, the Mahavishnu Orchestra, performed a technically virtuosic and complex style of music that fused electric jazz and rock with Indian influences.

McLaughlin's solo on "Miles Beyond" from his album Live at Ronnie Scott's won the 2018 Grammy Award for the Best Improvised Jazz Solo. He has been awarded multiple "Guitarist of the Year" and "Best Jazz Guitarist" awards from magazines such as DownBeat and Guitar Player based on reader polls. In 2003, he was ranked 49th in Rolling Stone magazine's list of the "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time". In 2009, DownBeat included McLaughlin in its unranked list of "75 Great Guitarists", in the "Modern Jazz Maestros" category. In 2012, Guitar World magazine ranked him 63rd on its top 100 list. In 2010, Jeff Beck called McLaughlin "the best guitarist alive," and Pat Metheny has also described him as the world's greatest guitarist. In 2017, McLaughlin was awarded an honorary doctorate of music from Berklee College of Music.


Albert Laurence Di Meola (born July 22, 1954) is an American guitarist. Known for his works in jazz fusion and world music, he began his career as a guitarist of the group Return to Forever in 1974. Between the 1970s and 1980s, albums such as Elegant Gypsy and Friday Night in San Francisco earned him both critical and commercial success.


Francisco Sánchez Gómez (21 December 1947 – 25 February 2014), known as Paco de Lucía (IPA: [ˈpako ðe luˈθi.a]), was a Spanish virtuoso flamenco guitarist, composer, and record producer. A leading proponent of the new flamenco style, he was one of the first flamenco guitarists to branch into classical and jazz. Richard Chapman and Eric Clapton, authors of Guitar: Music, History, Players, describe de Lucía as a "titanic figure in the world of flamenco guitar", and Dennis Koster, author of Guitar Atlas, Flamenco, has referred to de Lucía as "one of history's greatest guitarists".

De Lucía was noted for his fast and fluent picados (fingerstyle runs). A master of contrast, he often juxtaposed picados and rasgueados (flamenco strumming) with more sensitive playing and was known for adding abstract chords and scale tones to his compositions with jazz influences. These innovations saw him play a key role in the development of traditional flamenco and the evolution of new flamenco and Latin jazz fusion from the 1970s. He received acclaim for his recordings with flamenco singer Camarón de la Isla in the 1970s, recording ten albums which are considered some of the most important and influential in flamenco history.

Some of de Lucía's best known recordings include Río Ancho (later fused with Al Di Meola's Mediterranean Sundance), Entre dos aguasLa BarrosaÍmpetuCepa Andaluza and Gloria al Niño Ricardo. His collaborations with guitarists John McLaughlin, Al Di Meola and Larry Coryell in the late 1970s saw him gain wider popularity outside his native Spain. De Lucía formed the Paco de Lucía Sextet in 1981 with his brothers, singer Pepe de Lucía and guitarist Ramón de Algeciras, and collaborated with jazz pianist Chick Corea on their 1990 album, Zyryab. In 1992, he performed live at Expo '92 in Seville and a year later on the Plaza Mayor in Madrid. After 2004 he greatly reduced his public performances, retiring from full touring, and typically only gave several concerts a year, usually in Spain and Germany and at European festivals during the summer months.



More Details:

  • Acoustic Guitar – Al Di Meola
  • Acoustic Guitar [Flamenco Guitar] – Paco De Lucía
  • Classical Guitar – John McLaughlin
  • Design [Cover] – Assorted Images, STD (3)
  • Design Concept [Cover Concept] – STD (3)
  • Engineer [Additional Recording, Assistant, Wizzard] – Caryl Wheeler, Francis Manzella
  • Engineer [Additional Recording, Mixing, Assistant, Eras] – Marco Utano
  • Engineer [Additional Recording, Mixing] – Dennis McKay
  • Engineer [Recording, Assistant] – Brian Davies (2)
  • Engineer [Recording] – Femi Jiya
  • Executive-Producer – Barrie Marshall, Philip Roberge
  • Mastered By – George Marino
  • Photography By [Front] – Andrew Ellis, Rob Brimson
  • Producer – Al Di Meola, John McLaughlin, Paco De Lucía




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