Perhaps the best-known name in Flamenco, Spaniard Paco de Lucia is an
undisputed master of the form. His nuanced guitar work is passionate and
gritty one minute, delicate and heart-breaking the next. Born to a musical
family, de Lucia learned at the feet of his father and brothers. A child
prodigy, by the age of sixteen he was leading bands and touring the world.
Like many deeply talented musicians, de Lucia was never content to simply
excel as a traditional player. He's continually broadened his musical
horizons, collaborating with artists including Chick Correa, Al Di Meola,
and John McLaughlin to the chagrin of his purist fans. Regardless of your
feelings about his musical explorations, de Lucia's traditional Flamenco
remains awe-inspiring: fast, complex, and captivating.