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Encyclopedia > Paco de Lucía

Paco de Lucía is an internationally recognized Spanish flamenco guitarist, and leading exponent of the New Flamenco style. He is the son of flamenco guitarist Antonio Sánchez, and brother of flamenco singer Pepe de Lucía and flamenco guitarist Ramón de Algeciras. Flamenco dancer Belen Maya, photograph taken by Gilles Larrain at his studio, 2001 Flamenco is a song, music and dance style which is strongly influenced by the Gitanos, but which has its deeper roots in Moorish musical traditions. ... New Flamenco (Nuevo Flamenco) is the name for a Flamenco music style, which is influenced by many different modern musical genres. ... Pepe de Lucía (1945 - ) Born José Sánchez Gómez, in Algeciras (Cádiz (province), Spain). ...


He was born Francisco Sánchez Gómez, in Algeciras, a city in the province of Cádiz, in the southernmost tip of Spain on December 21st, 1947, the youngest of five children. He adopted the stage name, Paco de Lucía in honor of his mother, Lucía Gómez. 1947 was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ...


In 1958, at only age 11, de Lucía made his first public appearance on Radio Algeciras and a year later he was awarded a special prize in the Jerez flamenco competition. In 1961 he toured with the flamenco troupe of dancer José Greco. Between 1968 and 1977 he enjoyed a fruitful collaboration with fellow New Flamenco innovator Camarón de la Isla. The two recorded 10 albums together. 1958 was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1961 (As MAD Magazine pointed out on its first cover for the year) was the first upside-down year—i. ... Camarón de la Isla (born December 5, 1950, Cádiz, Spain; Died July 2, 1992, Barcelona, Spain), stage name of flamenco singer José Monje Cruz. ...


He has toured and recorded with Al DiMeola and John McLaughlin as well as his own Paco de Lucía Sextet (which includes his brothers Ramón and Pepe). Al DiMeola (born July 22, 1954) is an American jazz fusion guitarist. ... John McLaughlin (born January 4, 1942), also Mahavishnu John McLaughlin, is a jazz fusion guitar player from Yorkshire in England. ... Personnel Paco de Lucía, guitar Pepe de Lucía, cante (vocals) Jorge Pardo, woodwinds Carles Benavent, bass Rubem Dantas, percussion Ramón de Algerciras Partial Discography Solo quiero caminar (1981) Live one summer night (1984) Live in America (1993) Categories: Musical group stubs ...


He has released several albums encompassing both traditional and modern flamenco styles. Through his wide discography he has given rise to a new way of understanding flamenco and has launched his music and his instrument to a level comparable to modern jazz performers.


Being an incredibly talented guitarist, he is known to many as the master of rasqueados and picados. A rasqueado is a technical strum in flamenco guitar that uses the back of the fingernails and each finger in sequence to give the impression of a very rapid strum. ... Picados -- the flamenco scales of a guitar or guitar playing technique by which the musician plays scale passages by alternating the index and middle fingers. ...


He is the winner of 2004 Prince of Asturias Awards in Arts. The Prince of Asturias Awards (in Spanish: Premios Príncipe de Asturias) is a series of annual prizes given in Spain by the Fundación Príncipe de Asturias to individuals from around the world who make notable achievements in the sciences, humanities, or public affairs. ...


Until being asked to perform and interpret Joaquín Rodrigo's Concierto De Aranjuez in 1991, he had never learned how to read musical notes. He learned to play most of the passages in the Concierto simply by listening to previous interpretations. Given the Concierto's great technical difficulty, learning how to play the Concierto by ear is a great undertaking. While learning to play the Concierto, as a flamenco guitarist, where rhythm and pace is essential, he preferred to risk giving the listener a 'dirty' note when being forced to go from a low note to a very high one, rather than to displace the rhythm and pace just to keep the note clean. He felt that as a flamenco guitarist, he could interpret the Concierto in fashion not previously done.


Partial discography

  1. "Dos guitarras flamencas" (1965) with Ricardo Modrego
  2. "Dos guitarras flamencas en stereo" (1965) with Ricardo Modrego
  3. "Doce canciones de García Lorca para guitarra" (1965) with Ricardo Modrego
  4. "Dos guitarras flamencas en America Latina" (1967) with Ramón de Algeciras
  5. "La fabulosa guitarra de Paco de Lucía" (1967)
  6. "Hispanoamerica" (1969)
  7. "Fantasía flamenca" (1969)
  8. "Recital de guitarra" (1971)
  9. "El duende flamenco" (1972)
  10. "Entre Dos Aguas" (1973)
  11. "En vivo desde el teatro real" (1975)
  12. "Fuente y caudal" (1975)
  13. "Almoraima" (1976)
  14. "Interpreta a Manuel de Falla" (1978)
  15. "Castro Marín" (1981)
  16. "Friday Night in San Francisco" (1981) with Al DiMeola and John McLaughlin
  17. "Solo quiero caminar" (1981) The Paco de Lucía Sextet
  18. "Passion, Grace and Fire" (1983) with Al DiMeola and John McLaughlin
  19. "Live One Summer Night" (1984) The Paco de Lucía Sextet
  20. "Siroco" (1987)
  21. "Zyryab" (1990)
  22. "Concierto de Aranjuez" (1991)
  23. "Live in America" (1993) The Paco de Lucía Sextet
  24. "The Guitar Trio" (1996) with Al DiMeola and John McLaughlin
  25. "Luzia" (1998)
  26. "Cositas Buenas" (2004)

Al DiMeola (born July 22, 1954) is an American jazz fusion guitarist. ... John McLaughlin (born January 4, 1942), also Mahavishnu John McLaughlin, is a jazz fusion guitar player from Yorkshire in England. ... Personnel Paco de Lucía, guitar Pepe de Lucía, cante (vocals) Jorge Pardo, woodwinds Carles Benavent, bass Rubem Dantas, percussion Ramón de Algerciras Partial Discography Solo quiero caminar (1981) Live one summer night (1984) Live in America (1993) Categories: Musical group stubs ... Al DiMeola (born July 22, 1954) is an American jazz fusion guitarist. ... John McLaughlin (born January 4, 1942), also Mahavishnu John McLaughlin, is a jazz fusion guitar player from Yorkshire in England. ... Personnel Paco de Lucía, guitar Pepe de Lucía, cante (vocals) Jorge Pardo, woodwinds Carles Benavent, bass Rubem Dantas, percussion Ramón de Algerciras Partial Discography Solo quiero caminar (1981) Live one summer night (1984) Live in America (1993) Categories: Musical group stubs ... Personnel Paco de Lucía, guitar Pepe de Lucía, cante (vocals) Jorge Pardo, woodwinds Carles Benavent, bass Rubem Dantas, percussion Ramón de Algerciras Partial Discography Solo quiero caminar (1981) Live one summer night (1984) Live in America (1993) Categories: Musical group stubs ... Al DiMeola (born July 22, 1954) is an American jazz fusion guitarist. ... John McLaughlin (born January 4, 1942), also Mahavishnu John McLaughlin, is a jazz fusion guitar player from Yorkshire in England. ... Cositas Buenas (2004) Paco de Lucía Personnel Guitars, Lute, Bouzouki, and Mandolin: Paco de Lucía Percussion: Piraña Palmas and Chorus: Guadiana, Antonio el Negro, Montse Cortés, Tana, Potito, Ángela Bautista, and Paco. ...

References

  • Interview with Paco de Lucía from DVD "Paco de Lucia - Francisco Sanchez" (2003) ASIN: B0001ZHOAS

External links

  • Paco de Lucía Official Web Page (http://www.pacodelucia.org/)

 
 

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