Paco de Lucía

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Legal name: Francisco Sánchez Gómez (Paco de Lucía)

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Francisco Gustavo Sánchez Gomez (21 December 1947 – 25 February 2014), known as Paco de Lucía [ˈpako ðe luˈθia], was a Spanish virtuoso flamenco guitarist, composer and producer. A leading proponent of the new flamenco style, he helped legitimize flamenco among the establishment in Spain, and was one of the first flamenco guitarists to have successfully crossed over into other genres of music such as classical and jazz. Richard Chapman and Eric Clapton, authors of Guitar: Music, History, Players, describe de Lucía as a "titanic figure in the world of flamenco guitar", and Dennis Koster, author of Guitar Atlas, Flamenco, has referred to de Lucía as "one of history's greatest guitarists".

De Lucía was noted for his fast and fluent picados (fingerstyle runs). A master of contrast, he often juxtaposed picados and rasgueados (flamenco strumming) with more sensitive playing and was known for adding abstract chords and scale tones to his compositions with jazz influences. These innovations saw him play a key role in the development of traditional flamenco and the evolution of new flamenco and Latin jazz fusion from the 1970s. He received acclaim for his recordings with flamenco singer Camarón de la Isla in the 1970s, recording ten albums which are considered some of the most important and influential in flamenco history.

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. 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. 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. In 1992, he performed live at Expo '92 in Seville and a year later on the Plaza Mayor in Madrid. 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.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1963 Los chiquitos de Algeciras Paco de Lucía & Pepe de Lucía 1
1964 Dos guitarras flamencas en stereo Paco de Lucía y Ricardo Modrego 2
1965 12 canciones de García Lorca para guitarra Paco de Lucía y Ricardo Modrego 3
1965 12 éxitos para 2 guitarras flamencas Paco de Lucía y Ricardo Modrego 1
1967 Canciones andaluzas para 2 guitarras Paco de Lucía y Ramón de Algeciras 2
1967 Dos guitarras flamencas en América Latina Paco de Lucía y Ramón de Algeciras 2
1967 La fabulosa guitarra de Paco de Lucía Paco de Lucía 2
1969 12 hits para 2 guitarras flamencas y orquesta de cuerda Paco de Lucía y Ramón de Algeciras 2
1969 Al verte las flores lloran Camarón de la Isla feat. Paco de Lucía 1
1969 En Hispanoamérica Paco de Lucía y Ramón de Algeciras 2
1969 Fantasía flamenca de Paco de Lucía Paco de Lucía 2
1971 El mundo del flamenco Paco de Lucía 2
1971 Recital de guitarra de Paco de Lucía Paco de Lucía 2
1972 El Camarón de la Isla con la colaboración especial de Paco de Lucía (Cada vez que nos miramos) Camarón de la Isla y Paco de Lucía 2
1972 El duende flamenco de Paco de Lucía Paco de Lucía 2
1973 Fuente y caudal Paco de Lucía 3
1975 Arte y Majestad Camarón de la Isla y Paco de Lucía 1
1976 Almoraima Paco de Lucía 5
1977 Castillo de arena Camarón de la Isla y Paco de Lucía 2
1978 Paco de Lucía interpreta a Manuel de Falla Paco de Lucía 2
1981 Castro Marín Paco de Lucía 3 2
1981 Como el agua Camarón con Paco de Lucía y «Tomatito» 3
1981 Sólo quiero caminar Paco de Lucía 3
1983 Calle Real Camarón con Paco de Lucía y Tomatito 2
1983 Homenagem a Picasso Rafael Alberti, Raimundo Fagner, Paco de Lucía & Mercedes Sosa 1
1983 Passion, Grace & Fire Paco de Lucía, Al Di Meola & John McLaughlin 6
1984 Viviré Camarón con Paco de Lucía y Tomatito 2
1987 Siroco Paco de Lucía 2
1990 Zyryab Paco de Lucía 3
1991 Concierto de Aranjuez Paco de Lucía 2
1996 The Guitar Trio Paco de Lucía, Al Di Meola & John McLaughlin 4 3
1997 Cante y guitarra Paco de Lucía & Fosforito 1
1997 Son tus ojos dos estrellas Camarón de la Isla y Paco de Lucía 1
1998 Luzia Paco de Lucía 4 3
2000 Flamenco Romantico Paco de Lucía & Enrique Montoya 1
2002 Flamenco Best Selection Paco de Lucía 2
2003 Cositas buenas Paco de Lucía 1
2010 Vitoria Suite Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis feat. Paco de Lucía 1
2014 Canción andaluza Paco de Lucía 1
2015 Guitar Recital Brouwer, Clerch, del Puerto, Alí Arango, de Lucía; Alí Arango 1
Caminito de Totana Camarón de la Isla feat. Paco de Lucía 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1973 Paco de Luciá Paco de Lucía 1
1975 Entre dos aguas Paco de Lucía 4
1977 Hispanoamérica Paco de Lucía 2
1990 Guitarra flamenca Paco de Lucía / Manolo Sanlúcar / Andrés Batista 1
1994 Collection Paco de Lucía 1
1995 Antología Paco de Lucía 4 1
1995 Antología, Volume 1 Paco de Lucía 2
1996 Antología, Volume 2 Paco de Lucía 1
1996 Selección antológica del cante flamenco, Volume 1 Fosforito & Paco de Lucía 1
1996 Selección antológica del cante flamenco, Volume 2 Fosforito & Paco de Lucía 1
1996 The Collection Paco de Lucía 1
2001 Selección antológica del cante flamenco Fosforito & Paco de Lucía 3 1
2001 The Best of Paco de Lucía Paco de Lucía 1
2003 Integral Paco de Lucía 2
2004 Nueva antología Paco de Lucía 1
2005 Exitos Paco de Lucía 1
2005 Gold Paco de Lucía 1
2006 Exitos, Volume 2 Paco de Lucia 1
2008 Flamenco virtuoso Paco de Lucía 1
2009 Sus 50 mejores canciones Paco de Lucía 1
1967–1990 Paco de Lucía 1
Disco de oro Camarón de la Isla y Paco de Lucía 1
Grandes guitarras del flamenco Paco de Lucía 1
Los Mejores Guitarras Paco de Lucia, Andres Batista, Manolo Sanlucar 1
Mi Historia Paco de Lucía 1
Paco de Lucía Paco de Lucía 2

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1975 En vivo desde el teatro real Paco de Lucía 2
1981 Friday Night in San Francisco Paco de Lucía, Al Di Meola & John McLaughlin 5 13
1996 Sunday in Boston Paco de Lucía, Al Di Meola & John McLaughlin 1
2012 En Vivo Conciertos: Live in Spain 2010 Paco de Lucía 1

Album + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1984 Music From The Soundtrack Of The Film “The Hit” Paco de Lucía 1

Unspecified type

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
"Fire on Babylon" Paco de Lucía, Al Di Meola & John McLaughlin 1
Alcazar de Sevilla Paco de Lucía 1
Fuente y Caudal - Recital de Guitarra Paco de Lucía 1

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