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Nhờ anh em thông báo trên Shoutbox mới biết, danh cầm PACO DE LUCIA đã từ trần vì đột quỵ trong khi đang đi nghĩ dưởng ở vùng Caribe...





MADRID (AP) — Paco de Lucia, one of the world's greatest guitarists who dazzled audiences with his lightning-speed flamenco rhythms and finger work, has died in Mexico, officials said Wednesday. He was 66.

The Spaniard had a heart attack while on vacation at the Caribbean beach resort of Playa del Carmen and died in a hospital, Quintana Roo state attorney general Gaspar Armando Garcia told Mexico's Enfoque Radio.

"Paco lived as he wished and died playing with his children beside the sea," said a statement from de Lucia's family published on the websites of Spanish newspapers.

Describing the death as unexpected and premature, Spanish Education and Culture Minister Jose Ignacio Wert said de Lucia was "a unique and unrepeatable figure."




De Lucia — whose real name was Francisco Sanchez Gomez — was best-known for flamenco but also experimented with other musical genres. One of his most famous recordings was "Friday Night in San Francisco," recorded with fellow guitarists John McLaughlin and Al Di Meola in 1980.

During the 1960s and 1970s, he formed an extremely popular duo with late flamenco singer legend Camaron de la Isla, with the two working together on 10 records.

His 1973 rumba "Entre Dos Aguas" (Between Two Waters) became one of the most popular recordings in Spain.

De Lucia was awarded the Spanish Culture Ministry's Fine Arts Gold Medal in 1992 and the prestigious Prince of Asturias prize for the Arts in 2004. He was granted a Doctor Honoris Causa degree by Berklee College of Music in 2010.

His last studio album "Cositas buenas" (Good Things) earned him his first Latin Grammy in 2004 while his 2012 live recording "En Vivo" (Live) received a second.

Despite his award-winning prestige, De Lucia said he disliked his work with a few exceptions.

"I am a perfectionist — sometimes it's sick," he told The Associated Press in a 2012 interview. "I don't like any of my albums. The ones I like, I mean, that I can stand to hear are "Siroco" and "Zyryab," possibly because they are more flamenco and among the purest in my career."

Born Dec. 21, 1947, de Lucia was immersed in flamenco music from an early age, with his father, Antonio, and two brothers playing guitar and a third brother an accomplished flamenco singer. He took his artistic name from that of his Portuguese mother, Lucia.

From a poor background, de Lucia's formal schooling ended when he was 11, and he was soon playing flamenco in local bars. At 14 he made his first record with his brother Pepe, "Los Chiquitos de Algeciras" (Kids of Algeciras).

"I didn't study music. I literally lived it. Flamenco was a way of life, a relationship with music, more than a career. I never learned about harmony or canons in music," he said.

Although de Lucia had no formal musical training, from an early age he impressed people with his remarkable dexterity, hand strength and technique that allowed him to produce machine-gun-like "picado" riffs so characteristic of flamenco guitar.

Arguably the most influential flamenco artist ever, he infused new life into the traditional form and is credited with modernizing it by introducing influences from other musical forms such as jazz, bossa nova, classical and salsa.

Although some of this drew criticism from flamenco purists, de Lucia defined his own influential sound by staying true to his flamenco roots.

His own sextet, formed in 1981, includes bass, drums and saxophone. In addition to his work with McLaughlin and Di Meola, his high-profile collaborations included work with guitarist Larry Coryell, and pianist Chick Corea, who joined Paco's sextet for the album "Zyryab" in 1990.

"Paco's moving on leaves a gigantic hole in the musical life of this world which his friends who have been inspired by him must fill with even more creativity," said jazz pianist Chic Corea. "Paco inspired me in the construction of my own musical world as much as Miles Davis and John Coltrane, or Bartok and Mozart."

In 1995 he played with Bryan Adams on the song "Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman."

"Paco was and will be a universal artist, who took the guitar and flamenco sentiment to the heart of the whole world," said Jose Luis Acosta, president of the Spanish Artists and Editors Society.





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Ngày 01-03-2014, hàng trăm người đã tụ tập dưới cơn mưa để đưa tiễn Flamenco guitarist huyền thoại Paco de Lucia về cõi vĩnh hằng. Linh cữu Ông đã được chuyển từ Mexico về an táng tại quê nhà, thành phố Algeciras, Nam Tây Ban Nha.






People gather around the coffin of Spanish flamenco guitarist Paco de Lucia as it arrives at the Town Hall in his home town of Algeciras in Algeciras, southern Spain, Saturday March 1, 2014




Visitors pay their respects to Spanish flamenco guitarist Paco de Lucia during an overnight wake at the town hall in Algeciras, southern Spain, Saturday March. 1, 2014




People carry the Spanish flamenco guitarist Paco de Lucia's coffin to
the Nuestra Señora de la Palma Church in Algeciras, southern Spain, Saturday March 1, 2014




Visitors embrace at each other next to the coffin of Spanish flamenco guitarist Paco de Lucia
during an overnight wake at the town hall in Algeciras, southern Spain, Saturday, March. 1, 2014




The late Paco de Lucia's son Diego receives a flower to place it on his father's coffin
during a wake in the National Auditorium in Madrid, Spain, Friday, Feb. 28, 2014




Spain's Crown Prince Felipe, center left, speaks with Casilda Varela, the former wife of Paco de Lucia, centre right, de Lucia's wake in the National Auditorium in Madrid, Spain, Friday, Feb. 28, 2014.




People sign a message in a book of condolence for late Spanish flamenco guitarist Paco de Lucia

in town of Algeciras, southern Spain, Friday, Feb. 28, 2014




A man signs a message in a book for late Spanish flamenco guitarist Paco de Lucia




A woman touches a hearse with the coffin of Spanish guitarist Paco de Lucia
after his funeral outside a church in Algeciras, in southern Spain, March 1, 2014




Flamenco guitarist Paco de Lucia during his presentation
at the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland

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Chương trình Corazón đặc biệt của Đài Truyền Hình RTVE về lễ tang của Paco de Lucía ở Algeciras, cho thấy sự tôn kính và yêu thương của người dân Tây Ban Nha đối với Ông như thế nào.








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Nghĩ về Paco de Lucia, mà chắc một phần dấu ấn của ông được nhắc đến là về New Flamenco, đồng thời với sự "giao thoa" thành công với jazz và cổ điển. Như vậy, trong tinh thần trang trọng, tưởng không có gì thích hợp hơn để nghe lại ông, một nghệ sĩ flamenco chinh phục Concerto d'Aranjuez thế nào...


Một sự thú vị có tình cờ hay không, vì trước nay ít nhất đối với thphuong, bài này vẫn vẻ chứa đựng môt khả năng "giao thoa" giữa cổ điển và flamenco, về tiếng đàn, bút pháp, ... mà tác giả người TBN đã là một nguồn cơn quan trọng..  


Một thú vị nhỏ khác mà chúng ta có bàn qua về chính bài này ở forum, là sự tự nhiện và ..tùy ý nào đó của những nghệ sĩ đà thành danh khi thể hiện tác phẩm, đặc biệt là đoạn rasgueados đầu bài.. Paco cũng thoải mái mà không cần phài luôn luôn sử dụng rasg cho các hợp âm trong đoạn này.


Cuối tuần, đầu tháng 3/2014

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