Francisco Gustavo Sánchez Gómez (21 December 1947 – 25 February 2014), known as Paco de Lucía was a Spanish virtuoso flamenco guitarist, composer, and record producer. A leading proponent of the new flamenco style, he was one of the first flamenco guitarists to branch into 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”.
This mini series The Guitar Talkers is dedicated toDi of Pensitivity 101.Below in the table are also fans of brilliant guitarists and Spanish music!
I have always had an eclectic musical ear and a love for genres other than the norm or convention and l first heard Paco de Lucía play when l was a teenager listening to of all things Classical Arabian and also Flamenco up in my bedroom when l was 14. I am not quite sure where l picked up the cassette but it stayed with me for a good many years kicking around in a box of bits of my life that l had. This series is about guitarists that can make their guitars talk and this artist can do just that – here are 7 of my all time favourites!
Almoraima (Bulerias) 1976
Tico Tico – 1969
Fuente y Caudal (Tarantas) – 1973
La Barrosa (Alegrias) – 1987
Camarón (Rondena) – 1998
Playa Del Carmen
Monasterio De Sal – 1981
So they are my personal Paco de Lucía Top 7 – what are yours? Have you heard of him – have you ever seen him play?
If you were to select your favourite guitar player/talker – who would yours be? So far in the series we have had 6 they are as you see below ..