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Al Di Meola / John McLaughlin / Paco De Lucia

The role of the flamenco guitar evolved considerably through the playing of Paco de Lucia (born Francisco Sanchez Gomez). The son of flamenco guitarist Antonio Sanchez and the brother of a flamenco guitarist, Ramón de Algeciras, and flamenco singer, Pepe de Lucia, Paco de Lucia extended the former accompaniment-only tradition of flamenco guitar to include deeply personal melodic statements and modern instrumentation. His collaborations included ten albums with flamenco vocalist El Camaron de la Isla and work with American pianist Chick Corea and the Guitar Trio, featuring guitarists John McLaughlin, Larry Coryell, and Al DiMeola. His recordings with his sextet, which included his brothers Ramón and Pepe, include such groundbreaking masterpieces as La Fabulosa Guitarra de Paco de Lucia, Fantasia Flamenca, Fuente y Caudal, Almoraima, and Zyryab. Yet, de Lucia did not completely forsake traditional flamenco. His 1980 album, Interpreta a Manuel de Falla, paid homage to the classical composer and flamenco enthusiast, while his 1987 album, Siroco, marked a return to pure flamenco. "I have never lost the roots in my music," de Lucia said during a late-'90s interview, "because I would lose myself. What I have tried to do is have a hand holding onto tradition and the other scratching, digging in other places, trying to find new things I can bring into flamenco."

Born in Algeciras, a small city in southernmost Spain's Cadiz province, de Lucia was bred to be a world-class musician. He trained with his father and brother from the age of five. Mastering the art of flamenco guitar by his 11th birthday, he made his public performance debut on Radio Algeciras in 1958. A year later, he received a special award at the Festival Concurso International Flamenco de Jerez de la Frontera. Heralded as a child prodigy, de Lucia was invited to join the flamenco troupe led by dancer José Greco at the age of 16. He remained with the group for three years. A turning point in de Lucia's musical development came while on tour with Greco's troupe in North America. Meeting Sabicas, the first flamenco guitarist to tour the world, he was instructed to pursue his own style of playing. Although he remained tied to traditional flamenco on his first two solo albums -- La Fabulosa Guitarra de Paco de Lucia in 1967 and Fantasia Flamenca in 1969 -- and recorded ten albums accompanying flamenco vocalist de la Isla, de Lucia continued to seek a personal approach. The renowned guitarist died suddenly and unexpectedly of a heart attack in Mexico in February 2014; he was 66 years old. The city of Algeciras, de Lucia's birthplace, declared two days of official mourning. ~ Craig Harris, Rovi
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I was at this concert, as well as another performance several years later when Steve Morse opened(!) Talk about a guitar-testo s t e r o n e rush! I've been a longtime fan of John, Al and Paco. I was lucky enough to see Paco twice (with John and Al), and I've seen John and Al 7 or 8 times each. These guys are world-class virtuosos!
amazing!
Simply the best .
Great guitar album, RIP to Paco de Lucia he passed in Feb 2014.
Best Guitar!! These guys are so good together!!
I saw this amazing trio live, it was an experience of a lifetime! For those critics who said De Lucia is going to far away from Flamenco and too much into Jazz. His answer was: I'm looking into what to bring into the Flamenco and not away from it. Great musical balance!
cbcavnar
Have listened to and played this album for others for years. Especially aspiring young guitarists. THIS IS GUITAR PLAYING!
No one else comes close in technical agility, musicality, collaboratio n , or sheer excitement. This has to be the greatest guitar performance of all time. Even their second tour and recording doesn't compare.
IT AIN'T BRAGGIN' IF ITS TRUE!
eatraum
I saw Al Di Meola play at Cal Sate, Chico while I was studying business and economics there in the late 80's. I just couldn't believe a guitar could be played like that. I put down my guitar and learned how to become a better listener. So much more pleasure in that.
Lifelong fan of this trio. I actually won tickets on the radio to see the show at the Hollywood Bowl in 80' or 81'. Unfortunatel y , I gave them to friends due to a prior commitment.. . . . . . a t least they brought back a T-shirt for me! I still get goosebumps listening to this album after listening to it hundreds of times.
lewwillard9
Never knew that he was a hometown boy.
grins1
Really, Jesse Cook is under the similar artists for Friday Night in San Francisco? I guess any Latin or Gypsy type of music can be considered similar...
These guys put on one hell of a show! the difrent styles blended so well! Also when they are w/their main groups they are most excellent. Enjoy!

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