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Paco de Lucia

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Paco De Lucia revolutionized flamenco guitar playing, and contributed to the renewal of flamenco by integrating sounds and instruments from other forms of music. He is the premier flamenco guitarist in Spain, Paco de Lucia. Francisco Sánchez Gómez was born in Algeciras, a city in the province of Cádiz, in the Southernmost tip of Spain on December 21st, 1947. His stage name is homage to his mother Lucia Gómez. In 1958, at only age 11, de Lucia made his first public appearance and a year later he was awarded a special prize in the Jerez flamenco competition. At 14 he was touring with the flamenco troupe of dancer Jose Greco

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Article: Album Review

Apel-les Carod: Abismes i Flors

Read "Abismes i Flors" reviewed by Ian Patterson


Even if they do not consciously look for them, musicians tend to find role models, someone who inspires and motivates them. Inspiring others was probably not foremost in violinist Apel-les Carod's thinking when, in 2015, he became the first graduate in jazz violin from the Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya. But just as Paco de ...

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Article: Play This!

John McLaughlin with the One Truth Band: Guardian Angels

Read "John McLaughlin with the One Truth Band: Guardian Angels" reviewed by Scott Lichtman


John McLaughlin's “Guardian Angels" must be on the ultra-short list of “most iconic jazz/fusion songs clocking in under 1 minute." The song takes us back to the time when experimental fusion artists were exploring jazz/rock, classical and world music. “Guardian Angels" is a nugget of shape-shifting guitar arpeggios and time signatures, unified by L. Shankar's entrancing ...

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Article: Live Review

Al Di Meola at Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley

Read "Al Di Meola at Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley" reviewed by Jack Gold-Molina


Al Di Meola Acoustic Trio Dimitriou's Jazz Alley Seattle, WA June 15, 2023 On Thursday June 15th Al Di Meola brought an acoustic trio to Dimitriou's Jazz Alley in Seattle to perform a set of flamenco influenced jazz. The musicians in his group included Di Meola playing guitar, Italian flamenco ...

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Article: Album Review

Shakti: This Moment

Read "This Moment" reviewed by Ian Patterson


It has been a while alright. 46 years have slipped by since Shakti's last studio album, but the band founded by John McLaughlin and Zakir Hussain in late '73, is back to celebrate its 50th anniversary. The old road dogs could easily have marked the milestone by touring the back catalogue, and doubtless it would have ...

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Article: Live Review

Big Ears Festival 2023

Read "Big Ears Festival 2023" reviewed by Mark Sullivan


Big Ears Festival Knoxville, Tennesse March 30-April 2, 2023 The second full edition after the pandemic found the Big Ears Festival still growing in attendance. Organizers responded by increasing the number of venues, including new ones like the Knoxville Civic Auditorium and ones that had not been used for some time, ...

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Article: Book Excerpts

A Life In Music

Read "A Life In Music" reviewed by Wulf Muller


The following is an excerpt from the Chapter “1996," from Wulf Müllers illustrated chronicle A Life In Music (Amazon Direct Publishing, 2022) Dee Dee Bridgewater performed three sold out nights at the glamorous and legendary Paris venue L'Olympia, with new signing to Verve France, singer Jeffery Smith, opening for her. Dee Dee's show ...

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Article: Live Review

Al Di Meola at the Boulder Theater

Read "Al Di Meola at the Boulder Theater" reviewed by Geoff Anderson


Al Di Meola Boulder Theater Boulder, Colorado February 3, 2023 Psychologically speaking, having a split personality is usually a bad thing. Musically, it can be a delight. Guitarist Al Di Meola has had a musical split personality--one is acoustic, the other eclectric--for decades now. Two sides of the same coin, a ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Bassist Francisco Fattoruso, Guitarist Jeremy Green and ARC Trio with Arceology

Read "Bassist Francisco Fattoruso, Guitarist Jeremy Green and ARC Trio with Arceology" reviewed by Len Davis


From Uruguay bassist Francisco Fattoruso, Canadian guitarist Jeremy Green, Derek Sherinian with Mike Stern, ARC Trio, and The Fabulous Austrian Trio. The The Mahavishnu Project and Yo Miles! Henry Kaiser and Wadada Leo Smith. Plus Saturday Night In San Francisco with Al Di Meola, John McLaughlin and Paco De Lucia. Playlist Francisco Fatturoso “Nuevos ...

Results for pages tagged "Paco de Lucia"...

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Alex Sino

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Dr. Alex Sino is an award-winning screenwriter, creative producer, and lyricist. He has worked with numerous established and emerging artists including Al Di Meola, Leonid Agutin, MC Solaar, Macy Gray, Arturo Sandoval, Rudy Perez, Anthony Jackson, Xavier Naidoo, Till Bronner, Orlando “Maraca” Valle, No Mercy, Jon Secada, Diego Torres, Amaury Gutierrez, Carlos Oliva, Omara Portuondo, Jimmy Rosenberg along with many others.

In his decades-long career, Dr. Alex Sino has created and produced an impressive list of prominent songs, albums, music videos, and movies. Among the more recent highlights are:


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