Sadly, the great Francisco Sánchez Gómez (Paco de Lucia) passed away at the age of 66 today.
He was born in Algeciras in south east Spain and has been known as one of the history’s greatest guitarists.
After his travel to America at a very young age, he met Jazz musicians such as Larry Coryell, John Mclaughlin, Al di Miola, and mixed his Flamenco music with Jazz music.
Other than Flamenco and Jazz, he has performed and recorded some classical pieces such as Concerto Aranjuez by Joaquin Rodrigo and some works by Manuel de Falla.
He had an amazing technique and a talent for composing music. Many musicians and composers are following his style of music – specially in Spain, since he had a huge influence on the development of Flamenco music. His music will always be alive.
May he rest in peace.