Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Paco de Lucía ~ The Grand Master

Editor's Note: Here are several videos documenting Paco de Lucia's extensive career. I have tried to narrow the selection down to a few - meaning several - personal favorites which are exceptional in their quality of performance. Some consider him to be one of the greatest guitar players of all time. I agree!

Paco de Lucía, born Francisco Sánchez Gómez Algeciras, Cádiz on December 21, 1947), is a Spanish virtuoso flamenco guitarist and composer. He is considered by many to be one of the finest guitarists in the world and the greatest guitarist of the flamenco genre. He is noted in particular for his dexterity, technique and strength in his right hand, capable of executing extremely fast passages using just the tips of his fingers.

He is a leading proponent of the Modern Flamenco style, and is one of the very few flamenco guitarists who has also successfully crossed over into other genres of music: he enjoys, and has been successful in, styles such as classical and jazz. He is the winner of the 2004 Prince of Asturias Awards in Arts and 2010 was awarded an honorary doctorate by Berklee College of Music in Boston.

Paco de Lucía in Los Angeles, California 2012 
Saturday, April 28, 2012  ~ 8:00 pm
L.A. Philharmonic - World Music Concert Series at Walt Disney Concert Hall 

NOTE: Single Tickets NOT Available Yet, Only Series
Single tickets go on sale August 21,2011.

NEW Paco de Lucia Video! (1 hour 30 min. in Spanish) a/videos/imprescindibles/i mprescindibles-paco-de-luc ia/1037127/
New Camarón Video! (1 hour in Spanish)

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