De Lucía reportedly suffered from headaches and backaches while performing because he found it difficult to improvise and follow McLaughlin and Coryell's advanced knowledge of jazz improvisation. "[12], Flamenco guitarist and biographer Donn Pohren and record producer José Torregrosa compared Paco's relationship with his father to the relationship of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Leopold Mozart in the way both fathers "moulded their sons" into becoming world-class musicians, and both continued to dictate even after the latter became famous. Paco de Lucia & Group. [38] Paco professed, "Some people assume that they were learning from me, but I can tell you it was me learning from them. 1990; Concierto De Aranjuez. 100% Authentic Merchandise & Vinyl. After 2004 he greatly reduced his public performances, retiring from full touring, and typically only gave several concerts a year, usually in Spain and Germany and at European festivals during the summer months. ‎The role of the flamenco guitar evolved considerably through the playing of Paco de Lucia (born Francisco Sanchez Gomez). [17] In the early 1960s, de Lucía toured with the flamenco troupe of dancer José Greco. [3], De Lucía was noted for his fast and fluent picados (fingerstyle runs). [60], Until asked to perform and interpret Joaquín Rodrigo's Concierto de Aranjuez in 1991, de Lucía was not proficient at reading musical notation. World-renowned Spanish guitarist Paco de Lucia has died aged 66 in Mexico, reportedly of a heart attack while playing with his children on a beach. [6] His next release, Fuente y caudal, acclaimed particularly for his Entre dos aguas, which has become arguably his best-known composition,[28] and also for Solera and Cepa Andaluza. He was married to Casilda Varela. ^ "Paco | pacodelucia.org" (in Spanish). He was the youngest of the five children of flamenco guitarist Antonio Sánchez Pecino and Portuguese mother Lúcia Gomes;[7] his brothers include flamenco singer Pepe de Lucía and flamenco guitarist Ramón de Algeciras (now deceased). 1973; Paco De Lucia En Vivo desde el Teatro Real. Paco de Lucia and Guardian Angel, œuvre de Lola Lonli (2012). Some of de Lucía's best known recordings include Río Ancho (later fused with Al Di Meola's Mediterranean Sundance), Entre dos aguas, La Barrosa, Ímpetu, Cepa Andaluza and Gloria al Niño Ricardo. [57][58] One track on the album, a tarantas, is dedicated to Sabicas. This recording is a live-on-stage performance from 1981 of three virtuoso guitarists playing as a trio: Al DiMeola, John McLaughlin and Paco de Lucia, letting rip with some astonishing (mainly Spanish-style) guitar music. His 1976 album, Almoraima, was a wider success and featured Almoraima and Río Ancho. On 24 October 2014 was released a post-mortem documentary called Paco de Lucía: La búsqueda which is based on his life. Born in Algeciras, a small city in southernmost Spain's Cadiz province, de Lucia was bred to be a world-class musician. [29] Biographer Pohren describes Cepa Andaluza as a "phenomenal" bulerías, which is "accompanied by palmas, shouts of encouragement and general jaleo, and makes one want to leap up and dance. by Paco de Luc a and Dieter Hens. Francisco Gustavo Sánchez Gómez[1] (21 December 1947 – 25 February 2014), known as Paco de Lucía (IPA: [ˈpako ðe luˈθi.a]), was a Spanish virtuoso flamenco guitarist, composer, and record producer. Paco de Lucía, who was born into a musical family and grew up to become one of the world's greatest guitarists, mastering flamenco music and finding new audiences by blending it with jazz and other genres, died on Wednesday in Mexico. He was also known for some years to select countries where he did not usually perform, and played at the Arena in Pula, Croatia in 2006 and 2010,[74][75] and in Turkey, Morocco and Tunisia in 2013. "[32], In 1977, de Lucía married Casilda Varela, the daughter of General Varela and descendant to a powerful Basque industrialist Ampuero family; they had three children. Only 1 left in stock - order soon. 1981; One Summer Night. Paco de Lucía Biography by Craig Harris + Follow Artist. [59] The album was critically well-received; Jazz Times praised the passion and rhythm of the musicians featuring on the album. [89] Along with Enrique Morente and Camarón de la Isla, de Lucía was the first artist to break away from traditional flamenco and form what is now known as nuevo flamenco. Technically brilliant Spanish guitarist who worked with top flamenco artists and introduced countless innovations within the field. "[17] Like many other flamenco guitarists he often played a Hermanos Conde guitar and had his own signature model,[95] but had a range of guitars in his collection. "[97], José Luis Acosta, president of the Spanish Artists and Editors Society stated that "Paco was and will be a universal artist, who took the guitar and flamenco sentiment to the heart of the whole world. 1969; El duende flamenco. [16] In 1964, he met Madrileño guitarist Ricardo Modrego with whom he recorded three albums: Dos guitarras flamencas (1964), 12 canciones de García Lorca para guitarra and 12 éxitos para 2 guitarras flamencas (1965). [39][86] He had a revolutionary influence on flamenco music both as a composer and otherwise. Antonio introduced Paco to the guitar at a young age and was extremely strict in his upbringing from the age of 5, forcing him to practice up to 12 hours a day, every day, to ensure that he could find success as a professional musician. Paco de Lucía y Ramón de Algeciras en Hispanoamérica (1969年) ※with ラモン・デ・アルヘシラス 12 Hits para 2 guitarras flamencas y orquesta de cuerda (1969年) ※with ラモン・デ・アルヘシラス 『カストロ・マリン』 - Castro Marín (1981年) ※with ラリー・コリエル 、 ジョン・マクラフリン 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. "[36] In 1978, Paco and his brothers recorded Interpreta a Manuel de Falla, a classical effort of compositions by Manuel de Falla. The album was named after a former convent of the same name located about 21 kilometres (13 mi) from Algeciras on the road to Jimena de la Frontera, which had recently been converted into a hotel complex. en directo. De Lucía composed original film scores for several films in the 1980s, including The Hit, a 1984 film in which he provided the soundtrack with Eric Clapton, with a minor contribution by Roger Waters. Despite considerable new interest in flamenco and de Lucía's playing generated by the album, traditionalist flamenco critics did not approve of the piece and hated that many people considered Mediterranean Sundance flamenco music and frowned upon de Lucía. The city of Algeciras, de Lucia's birthplace, declared two days of official mourning. [56], Although the sextet had declined after 1986, in 1990 they got together to record Zyryab, a groundbreaking Arabic flamenco/jazz album with jazz pianist Chick Corea and fellow virtuoso flamenco guitarist Manolo Sanlúcar. "[15] In 1958, at age 11, Paco made his first public appearance on Radio Algeciras. Bill Milkowski of Down Beat described him as "the portrait of studied concentration and pristine perfection: stiff backed and stern faced, with a distinguished air about him that some might misread as haughtiness. He remained with the group for three years. [85], De Lucía was widely considered to be the world's premier flamenco guitarist and by many to be Spain's greatest musical export. He toured again with José Greco in 1966 and recorded Ímpetu, a bulerias composed by Mario Escudero, [18] for his debut solo album, La fabulosa guitarra de Paco de Lucía (1967). Pohren described de Lucía as "extremely timid and retiring", saying that, "Being a very private person, [he] was dismayed at the ensuing popularity and lionization, and the increased pressure fame placed upon his shoulders, demanding that he constantly innovate and work harder to achieve technical and revolutionary perfection. Playing in the streets as a young boy, there were many Pacos and Pablos in Algeciras. [47] Di Meola remarked that the music had become too "wild and crazy" and that he preferred to explore the quieter side of music, something Paco also felt, saying that he preferred "controlled expression to velocity. De Lucía also formed the Paco de Lucía Sextet in 1981 (which included his brothers Ramón and Pepe), and released the first of its three albums that same year. It was released on Blue Thumb Records by Universal Music Spain S.L., and features four bulerías, two rumba tracks, a tangos and a tientos. "[96] Craig Harris of AllMusic noted his "deeply personal melodic statements and modern instrumentation. [94] Despite these influences, according to the Jazz Times, "Most flamenco fans can trace the music's history to either Before Paco or After Paco. [14], As also with Ramón, Ricardo was Paco's most important influence, and his first guitar hero; Paco said "all of us youngsters would look up to him, trying to learn from him and copy him. De Lucía formed the Paco de Lucía Sextet in 1981 with his brothers, singer Pepe de Lucía and guitarist Ramón de Algeciras, and collaborated with jazz pianist Chick Corea on their 1990 album, Zyryab. [33] He released his final album, Castillo de Arena with Camarón de la Isla, The lyrics were written by Antonio Sánchez, with the exception of the bulerías Samara, which Sánchez and de la Isla wrote together. In 2004, de Lucía released Cositas Buenas with Javier Limón. Paco De Lucía Con Orquesta De Cadaqués Dirigida Por Edmon Colomer: Paco De Lucía Con Orquesta De Cadaqués Dirigida Por Edmon Colomer - Concierto De Aranjuez De Joaquín Rodrigo ‎ (LP, Album) Philips: 510 301-1: Spain: 1991: Sell This Version Only 5 left in stock - order soon. "[6], The Guitar Trio continued touring in 1980, with Larry Coryell being replaced by Al Di Meola in 1981. It's almost like a lullaby. [41], In 1983, the Trio released Passion, Grace & Fire,[42] and he had an acting role in Carlos Saura's highly acclaimed film Carmen, for which he was also nominated for a BAFTA Film Award for Best Score. He was considered a master of rasgueados / picados and was capable of playing with blinding speed on the flamenco guitar. De Lucía lived for five years in Quintana Roo, Mexico, but returned to his native Spain in 2003 after professing to have become really tired with spending his whole life touring for six to eight months a year, getting up at the crack of dawn and living in hotels. Zyryab is a 1990 album by flamenco guitarist Paco de Lucía and his sextet. [6][9][10] At one point, his father took him out of school to concentrate solely on his guitar development. It featured an extended combination of Mediterranean Sundance and Río Ancho; this became arguably the piece most associated with the musicians. Siroco is often cited as his best album and one of the greatest flamenco albums of all time.[50][51]. Paco de Lucía was a pseudonym of Spanish virtuoso flamenco guitarist Francisco Sánchez Gómez (b. 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.". He played a set with his brother Ramón, in front of a relatively young audience without the use of effects. 4.7 out of 5 stars 13. 1976; Solo Quiero Caminar. This would be his last LP with a singer for at least 15 years. [25] Escudero was a major influence on de Lucía during this period, inspiring him to explore new possibilities for flamenco. [54][55] Several of his compositions from that album form the staple of his contemporary concert performances, and he often begins his concerts with La Cañada. He's proud and majestic, like a regal Arabian steed prancing with grace and elegance, yet able to reveal great power. His early albums were traditional flamenco recordings and he recorded classics such as Malagueña on the 12 éxitos para 2 guitarras flamencas album. "[68], In 2003, de Lucía released Integral (2003), a 26 CD Limited Edition Box Set, and Por Descubrir, a compilation album. If you lack technique you lose the freedom to create. 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. Paco De Lucia* ‎– Solo Quiero Caminar Label: Philips ‎– 810 009-2 Format: CD, Album Country: UK, Europe & US Released: Genre: Latin. Paco De Lucia, Al Di Meola and John McLaughlin - Mediterranian Sun Dance Performed LiveSubscribe for more music! In 1995, he and Bryan Adams recorded the hit song and video "Have You Ever Really Loved A Woman" on the soundtrack for the American film Don Juan DeMarco. In 1992, he performed live at Expo '92 in Seville and a year later on the Plaza Mayor in Madrid. Paco de Lucía (Nombre artístico de Francisco Sánchez Gómez; Algeciras, 1947 - Cancún, México, 2014) Músico español, considerado como el guitarrista flamenco de mayor prestigio internacional. I have never studied music, I am incapable of studying harmony—I don't have the discipline, playing with McLaughlin and Di Meola was about learning these things. He appeared at the 49th Carthage International Festival on 31 July, playing at the Roman Theatre.[76][77]. The album is named after Ziryab, an 8th–9th century Shiraz-born poet/musician at the Umayyad court in Córdoba, credited with introducing to Spain the Persian lute, which evolved into the Spanish guitar—and according to some, established flamenco itself. His collaborations with guitarists John McLaughlin, Al Di Meola and Larry Coryell in the late 1970s saw him gain wider popularity outside his native Spain. Richard Chapman and Eric Clapton describe de Lucía as a "titanic figure in the world of flamenco guitar", highlighting his "astounding technique and inventiveness" and his broad range of musical ideas from other styles, such as Brazilian music and jazz. [34] He reportedly said that the human voice is "naturally too limited" and that he prefers the exploration of different instrumentalists; he also said a busy schedule was the reason for lack of recordings with singers.[34]. by Paco de Lucía & Ramon de Algeciras | 1997. 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 a…. A year later, he received a special award at the Festival Concurso International Flamenco de Jerez de la Frontera. On 18 February 1975, de Lucía became the first-ever flamenco performer to perform at the Teatro Real of Madrid. The event was broadcast on national WDR television. [65] It is considered to be one of de Lucía's most complete and mature artistic statements.[66]. A turning point in de Lucia's musical development came while on tour with Greco's troupe in North America. Il Flamenco di Paco De Lucía nella Spagna moderna, in "Amici della Musica Popolare", This page was last edited on 5 January 2021, at 16:49. He performed extensively across the US and Europe during this period, increasing his popularity outside Spain and the flamenco community in Europe, and met many jazz, Latin and other musicians who continued to influence de Lucía's evolution as a "Nuevo flamenco" player. "[47] In May 1986, he performed at the Centro de Bellas Artes Rock music festival alongside the likes of Earl Klugh, Spyro Gyra, and Dave Valentin. La Fabulosa Guitarra De Paco De Lucia. In Spain and Latin America, any of these children with common first names would be referred to as follows: '"Name of Child", (son or daughter) of "Name of Mother,"' or "Paco (son) of Lucía" in his case, instead of using the child's last name. Fez carreira como compositor, produtor e guitarrista. He retired from full touring, and would only give a few concerts a year, usually in Spain and Germany and at European festivals during the summer months. His compositions La Cañada, the opening track, a tango called La Barrosa, an alegrías named after the Playa la Barrosa in the province of Cadiz, and Gloria al Niño Ricardo, a soléa, received considerable attention and are considered modern flamenco classics. They urged him to start writing his own material, advice he took to heart. Paco de Lucia, considered by his fans and critics to be the world's greatest flamenco guitarist, died Wednesday in Mexico of a heart attack. Paco de Lucía was born on 21 December 1947[5] as Francisco Sánchez Gómez in Algeciras,[6] a city near the far southern point of Spain in the province of Cádiz. He was 66. They recorded ten albums together and received considerable acclaim. [84] Shortly after his passing, the regional government of the Community of Madrid announced that the new northern terminus of Line 9 of the city's Metro system would be named after him as a tribute. [40], In 1982, Paco put on a series of concerts with jazz pianist Chick Corea. 4.9 out of 5 stars 26. According to Gerhard Klingenstein, top jazz musicians who appeared at the festival (i.e. De Lucía's 1972 release El duende flamenco de Paco de Lucía was considered a groundbreaking album in the flamenco community. [24] Guitar International mentioned his "very aggressive" approach to playing Ímpetu. 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Pohren said that de Lucía's performance "was brilliant technically, and played a meaningful, moving, traditional brand of flamenco that did not betray what Paco had in store for the flamenco guitar in the future. He released a "Golden" double compilation album in 1982, La Guitarra de Oro de Paco de Lucía, covering Paco's earliest recordings with Ricardo Modrego of Federico García Lorca songs to date, and featured two siguiriyas, a flamenco form in which he hadn't indulged in his recordings since 1972. De Lucía kehitti uuden flamencotyylin, jossa perinteiseen flamencoon liitetään muun muassa jazzvaikutteita. [61] Biographer Pohren, however, at the time of writing his biography in 1992, said that he was still not proficient and had found a bizarre way of learning the piece, locking himself away.[62]. Adolescent, il reçoit, en 1962, le prix spécial du concours d'art flamenco organisé par la ville andalouse de Jerez de … He died on February 25, 2014 in Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico. 4.0 out of 5 stars 8. The renowned guitarist died suddenly and unexpectedly of a heart attack in Mexico in February 2014; he was 66 years old. This initially angered Ramón, who considered Ricardo's works to be sacred and thought his brother was showing off; but he soon began to respect his brother immensely, and came to realize that he was a prodigious talent, fuera de serie (out of the ordinary). [88], His album Fuente y Caudal (Fountain and Flow) has been cited by many to have changed the world of flamenco guitar beyond traditional flamenco culture. El Mundo Flamenco de Paco de Lucia (Philips 63 28 025), 1971; Pepe de Lucia y Paco de Lucia (Triumph S 249 6202), 1972; Caminando (Polydor 813 488-1), 1983; El Orgullo De Mi Padre (Nuevos Medios NM 15 686 CD), 1995; Fosforito 1968-1972 EPs: Belter 52 190, 52 275, 52 361, 52 365; LPs: Belter 22 219, 22 360, 22 362, 22 587, 22 588 It won the Latin Grammy Award for Best Flamenco Album in 2004 and the Billboard Latin Music Award for Latin Jazz Album of the Year in 2005. [20], In the late 1960s, de Lucía toured Europe with a group called Festival Flamenco Gitano and encountered other new talents in the flamenco world including singer Camarón de la Isla, with whom he enjoyed a fruitful collaboration between 1968 and 1977. Paco de Lucía was born on December 21, 1947 in Algeciras, Cádiz, Andalucía, Spain as Francisco Sánchez Gómez. "[37] This concerned de Lucía, who said in a late 1990s interview, "I have never lost the roots in my music, because I would lose myself. 1. 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