American guitar legend Al Di Meal teams up with Italian guitar legend Dodi Battaglia of 70s prog-poppers Pooh to create a brand new track with the arrival of ‘One Sky’, released 16th October on limited coloured 45 RPM vinyl disc and all digital platforms.
Both Al Di Meola and Dodi Battaglia need no introduction, having amassed a global cult following since the 1970s through their extensive catalogue over the decades. The two guitarists collaborate for the first time in a song with an unexpected and surprising sound, reinforced by the union of their different musical backgrounds. It is an amalgamation of two distinct guitar styles, a mercurial masterclass peppered with a modern pop rock twist.
Al Di Meola is considered one of the greatest jazz fusion / world music guitarist alive today and Dodi Battaglia’s progressive skills as lead guitarist for renowned Italian band Pooh are a match made in heaven.
Al Di says: “ Dodi and myself act as a kind of natural bridge between our different styles with the six strings and we have created ‘One Sky’, a disparate fusion of disciplines miles away from each other but united by the same love for music and the liberating power that it can express.”
The end result is a perfect representation of the crossover experience, thanks to the interaction between the unmistakable pop rock sound of Dodi Battaglia and the world jazz influences of Al Di Meola.
‘One Sky’ (produced by Azzurra Music) is a first taste of the new album of unreleased songs by Dodi Battaglia due in 2021.