Paco De Lucia: Light and Shade
Paco De Lucia is renowned as one of the master flamenco guitarists of his time. This biography examines his unique sound and his life using a mixture of performance clips, interviews with contemporaries, and backstage footage.
- Release Date:
- Arthaus Musik
- Region Code:
- [Dolby Digital Stereo]
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1. Introduction "La Barossa" [7:41]
2. A Musical Family [8:47]
3. A Certain Kind Of Harmony ~ Flamenco [5:00]
4. Memories Of Camerón [7:34]
5. Improvisation "The Sense Of Risk" [8:11]
6. The 'Paco de Lucia Sextet' [6:58]
7. Perspiration & Inspiration [6:18]
8. "Entre Dos Aguas" [3:24]
9. Development Of Style [4:01]
English Voice Over
German Voice Over
Seven Gates Of Jerusalem
La Damnation De Faust
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I can't believe this could be done on a guitar!
Paco de Lucia is the greatest guitar player I have ever heard. This DVD contains quite a bit of cool footage of Paco dating back to the '60's, and a great version of ''La Barrosa''. I do have one warning though: if you are a guitar player and you think you're pretty good, be prepared to realize how much you suck after watching this DVD.
This DVD has de Lucia playing five solos, one piece with his sextet, and there are a lot of clips of him playing with other musicians, like Mediterranean Sundance with Al diMeola and the slow movement of the Aranjuez. He talks about himself in Castellano, for which you can choose voiceovers in English and German or subtitles in French and Japanese. The sound and picture are very good. As far as I know this is the only DVD of Flamenco music.
This is a superb video, much more than I thought it would be. This video showcases Pacos ever-changing evolvment of Flamenco, his roots as a 'traditional' Flamenco guitarist, his collaborations with jazz greats, his skill with classical pieces, and the intertwining of all these elements to blossom Flamenco to yet another level. He has absolute dominion over this instrument like no other guitarist I have ever seen, yet he uses his skills to produce beautiful, deep music that comes from the soul. His abilities are seamlessly painted into the music. You, however, can't help but notice how fast he can play. But it's speed with a purpose in time and melody, not a bucket full of notes indistinguishably thrown at you like some speed freeks often do on guitar of any style. As a young Flamenco guitarist in America, I have long waited to see a video compatable with our DVD format in the USA about Paco De Lucia. To all music afficianodos, especially guitarists of any style, I recommend this video.