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February 26, 2014 5:45 AM   Subscribe

Paco de Lucia (1947 - 2014) legendary flamenco guitarist and composer has died aged 66.
His death is an ‘irreparable loss’ to world of culture.
Entre dos Aguas and his YouTube page and a brief biography.
posted by adamvasco (36 comments total) 11 users marked this as a favorite

 
McLaughlin, de Lucia, Coryell: Meeting of the Spirits

More notes in any two minutes than Neil Young's entire career. Top widdly.

Completely blew me away when I saw it thirty-odd years ago, especially the supremely relaxed de Lucia in his armchair.
posted by Grangousier at 5:52 AM on February 26 [1 favorite]


(Aw, no, it's not an armchair - I always remember an armchair. Still. This is a terrible shame.)
posted by Grangousier at 5:54 AM on February 26


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posted by oceanjesse at 5:57 AM on February 26


The Master of the acoustic guitar. There is no better Flamenco player on this planet. RIP

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posted by dbiedny at 5:58 AM on February 26


Friday Night in San Francisco was a favorite album many moons ago.

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posted by gwint at 6:10 AM on February 26 [6 favorites]


(I should also say that one of the things I love about the above album is that a guy from Andalusia, a guy from Yorkshire, and a guy from New Jersey could sound so amazing together)
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posted by jquinby at 6:18 AM on February 26


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posted by tilde at 6:21 AM on February 26 [1 favorite]


Oh wow. As a guitarist, let me just say he was untouchable for both technique and expression. I never played flamenco style, but any guitarist who ever heard PDL was left slack-jawed, and I'm one.

Heck of a ride, man.

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posted by spitbull at 6:23 AM on February 26 [2 favorites]


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posted by Cpt. The Mango at 6:25 AM on February 26


Wow, way too soon! I saw him in Austin Texas with McLaughlin and DiMeola on the tour for One Night in San Francisco. My hometown hero Steve Morse opened for them with a blistering electric set, then joined them on acoustic for the encores. So much talent on stage that night; an amazing experience.

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posted by TedW at 6:35 AM on February 26 [1 favorite]


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posted by Ber at 6:42 AM on February 26


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seconding the "night in San Francisco" comment - blew me away when I was what, 15? Difficult to take most of the pop/rock guitarists seriously after that....
posted by MessageInABottle at 6:51 AM on February 26


A massive loss. Been a fan for years.
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posted by jadepearl at 7:01 AM on February 26


He was a true master of the guitar. 66 is way too young. I'm sorry for his family's loss, too.

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posted by mosk at 7:10 AM on February 26


Such a loss. Thanks for posting this adamvasco.

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posted by DonnyMac at 8:06 AM on February 26


Impetu & Panaderos, both traditional songs, but I love how the first one is filmed. I've always heard Paco but never seen him until today.

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posted by furtive at 8:16 AM on February 26


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posted by ambrosia at 8:26 AM on February 26


Very sad to hear this today.
posted by malocchio at 8:30 AM on February 26


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posted by doctor_negative at 9:07 AM on February 26


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posted by pb at 9:14 AM on February 26


Ah no, so sorry to read this. I loved his music; he was one of my favorite guitarists.
posted by Lynsey at 9:41 AM on February 26


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posted by Vibrissae at 9:49 AM on February 26


Zyryab
Tico Tico
posted by epimorph at 10:17 AM on February 26


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posted by tel3path at 3:29 PM on February 26


What a guitar player! I saw him years ago and although he had a short set, it was a very interesting one.
posted by ersatz at 6:48 PM on February 26


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posted by homunculus at 8:12 PM on February 26


Amazing musician. Huge sadness.
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posted by Fibognocchi at 9:34 PM on February 26


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posted by pt68 at 10:30 PM on February 26


Extremely sorry to learn of this loss ~ R.I.P.
posted by On the Corner at 11:27 PM on February 26


If you've not heard Paco play the guitar, try this.
posted by Wolof at 4:00 AM on February 27


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