Two months into a joint tour, Al Di Meola, John McLaughlin, and Paco de Lucia took the stage at San Francisco's Warfield Theatre on Friday, December 5, 1980. The three acoustic guitarists, intuitively connected to one another, employed no rhythm section or other instrumentalists. Their tight interplay was nothing short of magical; one could hear a pin drop in the 2,300-seat venue. Di Meola remembered the evening as "a night of pure balls to the wall. But highly inventive balls to the wall."
Welcome to this week's Release Round-Up! ABBA, Live at Wembley Arena (Polar/UMe) (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada) ABBA brings its 2014 release of Live at Wembley Arena - preserving the group's November 10, 1979 performance at the storied venue - back to vinyl. This edition on 3 LPs has been half-speed mastered by Miles Showell at Abbey Road Studios. Ella Fitzgerald, The Complete Piano Duets (Verve/UMe) (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada) This