Paco de Lucía — Sold out!
Paco de Lucía
After decades on the road as one of the world’s most revered guitarists, 64-year old flamenco legend Paco de Lucía has become a quietly elusive figure who drops from public view for years at a time. De Lucía was largely unknown in the U.S. until the recording Friday Night In San Francisco, a sensational 1981 acoustic showdown with jazz stars John McLaughlin and Al Di Meola, that cemented his status as a guitar hero. He made acclaimed appearances on records by Chick Corea and others in the ‘80s, and a thrilling reunion of The Guitar Trio led to a Verve album and world tour in 1996. But the Andalusian master maintained a steadfast commitment to flamenco as his primary art form. Landmark recordings including Siroco, Zyryab, Luzia and 2004’s masterful Cositas Buenas further reinforced de Lucía’s reputation as a peerless virtuoso who has single-handedly reinvented the flamenco vocabulary. His latest project is an unprecedented collaboration with Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Vitoria Suite, an extended work that uses jazz and blues to investigate the indigenous music of the Basque region. The guitarist returns to SFJAZZ with a superb ensemble featuring the smoldering 24-year-old global dance phenomenon Farru, from the reigning flamenco dynasty Los Farrucos, as well as heralded vocalists Duquende and David de Jacoba.
Paco de Lucía guitar
Antonio Sánchez guitar
Antonio Serrano keyboards, harmonica
Alain Pérez bass
Rafael Hermoso Trujillo percussion
David de Jacoba vocals