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Paco de Lucía

Paco de Lucía
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Spain
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Paco de Lucía, born Francisco Gustavo Sánchez Gomes (21 December 1947 – 25 February 2014), was a Spanish flamenco composer, guitarist and producer. A leading proponent of the New Flamenco style, he helped legitimize flamenco among the establishment in Spain, and was one of the first flamenco guitarists to also successfully cross over into other genres of music such as classical and jazz. Richard Chapman and Eric Clapton, authors of Guitar: Music, History, Players, describe de Lucía as a "titanic figure in the world of flamenco guitar", and Dennis Koster, author of Guitar Atlas, Flamenco, has referred to de Lucía as "one of history's greatest guitarists." His collaborations with guitarists John McLaughlin, Al Di Meola, and Larry Coryell starting in the late 1970s saw him gain wide popularity outside his native Spain.
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http://www.pacodelucia.org
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John McLaughlin — John McLaughlin Montreux Concerts John McLaughlin — John McLaughlin Montreux Concerts
(Warner Bros 50-50466-9701-21, 1999/2003, 17CD)
John McLaughlin / Al Di Meola / Paco de Lucía — The Guitar Trio John McLaughlin / Al Di Meola / Paco de Lucía — The Guitar Trio
(Verve 314 533 215-2, 1996, CD)
John McLaughlin / Al Di Meola / Paco de Lucía — Passion, Grace & Fire John McLaughlin / Al Di Meola / Paco de Lucía — Passion, Grace & Fire
(Columbia CK 38645, 1983/2001, CD)
John McLaughlin / Al Di Meola / Paco de Lucía — Friday Night in San Francisco John McLaughlin / Al Di Meola / Paco de Lucía — Friday Night in San Francisco
(Columbia CK 65168, 1981/1997, CD)
Al Di Meola — Elegant Gypsy Al Di Meola — Elegant Gypsy
(Columbia CK 34461, 1977/1991, CD)

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