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Paco de Lucia dies


He was the least well-known of the three. I remember their musical trio and the absolutely incredible speed of these three guitarists: John McLaughlin, Al di Meola, and, of course, Paco de Lucía. I just heard of his death, which struck me a blow. When I was a teenager, those of us taking guitar lessons always wondered how it was possible to move through guitar solos at that speed. Technical prowess made room for generosity, and I couldn’t help but admire an artist who was responsible for the rebirth of a flamenco that was generous and open to the world.


Here is Paco de Lucía (to the left) playing in a duo with Al Di Meola


One comment on “Paco de Lucia dies

  1. Pingback: John McLaughlin And Paco De Lucia - Live In East Berlin - 1987 - Past Daily Downbeat: Tribute Edition (RIP: Paco de Lucia - 1947-2014) | Past Daily

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