Paco de Lucia RIP

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Paco de Lucia RIP

Postby DarthMonk » Tue Apr 29, 2014 1:18 pm

This one slipped by me.

Paco de Lucía, Master Flamenco Guitarist, Dies at 66

Paco de Lucía, who was born into a musical family and grew up to become one of the world’s greatest guitarists, mastering flamenco music and finding new audiences by blending it with jazz and other genres, died on Wednesday in Mexico. He was 66.

His death was confirmed by a municipal official in Mr. de Lucía’s native city, Algeciras, on the coast of southern Spain.

Gaspar Armando García Torres, the Quintana Roo state attorney general, told Mexico’s Enfoque Radio that Mr. de Lucía had had a heart attack while on vacation at the Caribbean resort town of Playa del Carmen and died in a hospital, The Associated Press reported.

Mr. de Lucía established himself as a leading flamenco artist in the 1960s and ’70s, notably after forming a partnership with Camarón de la Isla, a singer who is widely considered to have revived and revolutionized flamenco in Spain. The duo released more than 10 records, both of classical flamenco and a fusion of rock and pop.


Here is a 1-hour 23-minute show with Paco (right), Al di meola (left), and John Mclaughlin (center).

A few pics.



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