Paco De Lucia

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3/2/2004
Paco De Lucia Reveiwed In The N.Y. Times
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Excerpt from New York Times.com

Carrying an Art Forward, but Keeping the Spirit Pure
By BEN RATLIFF

Published: March 2, 2004

"Paco de Lucía, as the most revered Spanish flamenco musician over the last 40 years, has pushed flamenco's traditional roots both backward and forward.

He has connected it with jazz in his collaborations with Chick Corea, John McLaughlin and Al DiMeola, and brought a greater degree of improvisation into the music. He aligned flamenco with tango and samba and Afro-Peruvian music, and he added electric bass and the wooden box called the cajón to the standard instrumentation. The world of flamenco copied his example. But he can't walk away from the basic.."

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