Sunday, July 15, 2012 by Michael Bugeja – Who’s who at the Malta Jazz Festival
World-class guitarist Al di Meola and the breathtaking pianist Gonzalo Rubalcaba, two undisputed heroes of jazz, join forces for an unforgettable experience that could easily be one of this year’s jazz highlights. Combining passion, intelligence and outstanding technique, di Meola is a virtuoso whose rhythmically-charged flamenco and tango-inspired originals reveal his knack for beautiful, alluring melodies.
With eight Grammy nominations under his belt, Rubalcaba has proven himself as an established and versatile force in the modern jazz world with a propensity for melodious, rhythmic and exciting music. The line-up also includes guitarist Kevin Seddiki, accordionist Fausto Beccalossi and drummer Peter Kaszas.