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Old 02-26-2014, 06:25 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Paco de Lucia dies at 66

One of the finest guitarist the world has ever seen has died of a heart attack at age 66. An international performer made familiar for his recordings with two other great guitarist John McLaughlin and Al Di Meola. R.I.P.

BBC News - Spanish flamenco guitarist Paco de Lucia dies at 66

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Old 03-02-2014, 06:38 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Yes, this is sad news, and as someone said in this thread, http://www.musicbanter.com/lounge/55...ad-rip-67.html , sixty-six is a young age at which to die.

When his album Siroco came out in 1987, one reviewer wrote the following: "Paco de Lucia is the most important figure in modern flamenco guitar and, since flamenco is the most technically and emotionally demanding of all guitar styles, this makes him one of the greatest guitarists of all time."

Personally, I don`t care for flamenco or any of that fast-and-furious playing, but this album with P de L was pretty nice: http://www.musicbanter.com/country-f...-de-lucia.html
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I've been jamming him a lot more since his passing. RIP indeed, there have been few others so deserving of mourning.
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Got to see him with John and Al at the Opera House in Boston. He stole the show and I've never gotten so many goosebumps.

Absolute monster.
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^ Wow! Stealing the show from McLaughlin and Di Meola is a real achievement. It must´ve been quite a performance.

In a different league, I think the most famous acoustic guitarist that I´ve seen live was Stefan Grossman. He used to give occasional guitar workshops in the "Function Room" of a hotel that was only two blocks from my apartment. Before each song he would explain about the key, the tuning and the capo(?). For such an accomplished player, the attendence was pretty sparse, but very reverential. You could hear a pin drop throughout his performance.
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