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Paco De Lucia
Luzia
Genres: World Music, Jazz, Pop, Latin Music
 
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Though he's recognized as flamenco's premier guitarist--with few contenders save for Tomatito, Pepe Habichuela, and Manolo Sanlúcar--Paco de Lucía has met with decades of controversy for his hybridization of the form with ...  more »

      
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All Artists: Paco De Lucia
Title: Luzia
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Verve
Original Release Date: 1/1/1999
Re-Release Date: 8/24/1999
Genres: World Music, Jazz, Pop, Latin Music
Styles: Europe, Continental Europe, Latin Music, Flamenco, Jazz Fusion, Latin Jazz, Modern Postbebop, Bebop, Latin Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 731455816525

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Though he's recognized as flamenco's premier guitarist--with few contenders save for Tomatito, Pepe Habichuela, and Manolo Sanlúcar--Paco de Lucía has met with decades of controversy for his hybridization of the form with bossa, salsa, and jazz; for influencing flamenco-rock renegades like Ketama and Pata Negra; and for his legendary, cultivated arrogance. Albums like Luzia, named for his late mother, restore the balance: true flamenco puro of the highest order, it's a brooding reinvention from within, particularly in its complex harmonies and polyrhythms, forged around time-honored forms like bulerías and alegrías. The bustling bulería "El Chorruelo" is simply blood-boiling, a surging virtuosity at work over rapid key shifts and melodic firestorms. Written for his late collaborator--bad-boy singer Camarón de la Isla--the closing solo "Camarón" is meditative, joyous, forlorn, incensed, and sublime; in short, the real deal. A startlingly good set from a true master. --James Rotondi

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NOT YOUR TRADITIONAL FLAMENCO ALBUM
K. G Shrode | Kenmore, WA United States | 06/28/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I believe Artin is a bit FULL of himself - to post his review three times? Ego knows no bounds. If you are looking for really good traditional Flamenco, this is NOT, NOT the album for you. This is "exquisitely" atypical. If you have been listening to flamenco for years and are looking for that next ethereal phase, the next step beyond traditional flamenco, this is it. If you are a novice to flamenco, are will be left completely puzzled by what you hear. Listen to Paco's Fuerte y Caudal or Siroco instead, but not this album. It is beyond the earth bound realities of traditional flamenco, and is a song from Paco's heart about his lost love. This is ABSOLUTELY a love-it or hate-it album, even for Paco fans. Go get Gerardo Nunez or Rafael Riqueni instead, if you are looking for inspired next phase traditional Flamenco. Get Paco's earlier works for fabulous listening. BUY THIS CD AT YOUR OWN RISK, ONLY IF YOU ARE READY!"