JazzTimes - p.93
"The album is a mixture of funk, fusion and world music, and Di Meola has his well-known imprint all over each song."
Mojo (Publisher) - p.953 stars out of 5
-- "[T]here's a much better balance between technical prowess and emotional sensitivity in the guitarist's work."
Personnel: Al di Meola (acoustic guitar, electric guitar, keyboards, marimba, cymbals, dumbek, percussion, keyboard programming); Al di Meola (guitar); John Patitucci (acoustic bass, double bass, bass guitar); Kornel Horvath (drums, udo drum, shaker); Mario Parmisano (piano, electric piano, keyboards); Barry Miles (piano, keyboards, marimba); Chick Corea (piano); Victor Miranda (upright bass, electric bass, bass guitar); Ernie Adams (drums, congas, bongos, percussion); Steve Gadd (drums); Gumbi Ortiz (congas, percussion).
Audio Mixers: Katsuhiko Naito; Michael Bishop .
Recording information: Avatar Studios, New York, NY; Bennett Studios, Englewood, NJ; Clubshouse, Rhinebeck, NY; Di Meola 201 Studios, Clubhouse, Rhinebeck, NY.
Director: Al di Meola.
Photographers: Bill Roomey; Antonia DiMeola; Layla Di Meola; Francesco Cabras; Natalie Sefcik.
Arranger: Al di Meola.
Released in 2006, CONSEQUENCE OF CHAOS presents veteran jazz guitarist Al DiMeola performing a set of 15 original compositions, ranging from the delicate but funky "San Marco (Moderna)" to the jaunty, samba-like "Red Moon" to the frenetic "Tempest," all of which showcase DiMeola's amazingly agile six-string work. In addition to his regular backing band, DiMeola is assisted by Chick Corea (keyboards), Steve Gadd (drums), and other fellow fusion luminaries, resulting in one of his finest latter-day recordings.