Paco de Lucía

Sad news for guitar fans: the brilliant Spanish musician Paco de Lucía just passed away yesterday. While I’m not a major flamenco fan myself, I am a jazz fan — and like many others, I fell in love with Friday Night in San Francisco, an astonishing collaboration between de Lucía and fellow guitar masters Al Di Meola and John McLaughlin. Here are the three gents showing the rest of the world how its done.

After composing this post, I just noticed I used the same tune above for the very first post in this newly-constituted blog.

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  2. My classical guitar teacher introduced me to Paco by way of FNiSF 14 years ago. I can’t say Paco was a direct influence on my own playing (I’m a metal guitarist), but I always loved listening to his music.

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