The Guitar Trio – Al Di Meola – 1996


The Guitar Trio - Al Di Meola - 1996
The Guitar Trio - Al Di Meola - 1996

The Guitar Trio is a remarkable album by three virtuoso guitarists: Paco de Lucía, Al Di Meola and John McLaughlin. The album was released in 1996, after a 13-year hiatus since their previous collaboration, Passion, Grace and Fire. The Guitar Trio showcases the diverse styles and influences of the three musicians, from flamenco to jazz to classical. The album features three original compositions by each guitarist, as well as a stunning rendition of “Manhã de Carnaval” by Luiz Bonfá. The Guitar Trio is a testament to the power and beauty of acoustic guitar music, performed by three masters of their craft.

“The Guitar Trio” is a must-listen for fans of these guitar legends and instrumental music enthusiasts. It’s a display of exceptional talent and a testament to their enduring creative chemistry.



  • Paco de Lucía – guitar on tracks 1-3, 5, 7-9, playing a Hermanos Conde guitar
  • Al Di Meola – guitar on tracks 1-4, 6-9, percussion on track 6, playing Ovation and a Hermanos Conde guitar
  • John McLaughlin – guitar on tracks 1-5, 7-9, using a Wechter guitar, D’Addario strings, and a Lawrence Fishman microphone

The different versions published for this album :