|John McLaughlin Trio||Que Alegria|
Recorded in 1991, Que Alegria featured the trio with a new bass player, Dominique DiPiazza. And what a bassist he is! Facile and energetic, yet subtle and melodic. His two-minute solo "Marie" is beautifully inspiring and one of the highlights of this album. McLaughlin revisits his classic "Belo Horizonte" and conjures up some more evocative memories with a new acoustic rendition of "Reincarnation". Que Alegria features some of the strongest music McLaughlin has put out and its melodies are quite infectious. This is especially true of the overlong title cut. (McLaughlin will never get much radio-play with a ten-minute cut. At least not in the U.S.).
John McLaughlin - acoustic guitar,
Trilok Gurtu - percussion
Dominique Di Piazza - 4 & 5 string
Kai Eckhardt-Karpeh - electric bass (3.4.)
Recorded in Ludwigsburg, November 29 thru December 3, 1991.
|Verve 837 280 (p) 1992|