Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Guitar Trio - John McLaughlin, Al Di Meola, & Paco De Lucia (Guest: Steve Morse) - Live at Kiva Auditorium, Albuquerque, NM, USA, 24 Oct 1983 [FLAC][MASTER]

The Guitar Trio
John McLaughlin, Al Di Meola, & Paco De Lucia
(guest Steve Morse)
Live at Kiva Auditorium
Albuquerque, NM, USA
24 Oct 1983

From 1st Generation Cassettes

Original Recording Gear: AIWA Stereo Walkman w/AIWA Stereo Microphone Master Cassettes copied from Nakamichi BX-125 (or BX-150) to Nakamichi CR-1A onto TDK-SA tapes 1st Gen cassettes copied and tracked using Nak CR-1A (azimuth adjusted) to HHB 830 Stanadalone.

The Kiva Auditorium is part of the Albuquerque Convention Center, and it was created to showcase chamber music, Broadway touring companies, ballet, and other intimate shows. It seats about 3000, with plush theater seating and a permanent stage. Sound is usually way above average, and it's probably the best sound in town. Rock shows are not allowed. A promoter almost got Stevie Ray vaughan in there by booking him as a blues concert, but someone in management heard a couple of tracks from "Texas Flood", and the show had to be re-located. During the 10 years I lived in Albuquerque, some of the shows I saw there were Tangerine Dream, John McLaughlin (Acoustic show on the Belo Horizonte tour), and a show featuring Stephen Stills, America, and To Chapin. In the  1990's, Jethro Tull, CSN, and ELP have played there, but that's about as heavy as the management will allow.

Sound quality on this recording is very good. The music sounds great, but like many audience recordings,  the stage banter is a little harder to make out. The crowd really shows their appreciation, but there's not a lot of talking outside of that. enjoy! (the taper/uploader)


Al Di Meola - acoustic guitar
Paco De Lucia - acoustic guitar
John McLaughlin - acoustic guitar

Guest: Steve Morse (on the last track)


01. Aspan
02. Frevo Rasgado
03. Mediterranean Sundance
04. Scenario
05. Chiquito
06. unknown
07. Sichia/Guardian Angel
08. Orient Blue Suite
09. Fantasia de la Trajita
10. Splendido Hotel

---- Encore with Steve Morse ----

11. unknown

Format: FLAC


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Dr. Fusion said...