Paco de Lucia passed away yesterday. It’s sad that even such legends aren’t immortal. But that’s just a very very selfish way of looking at things I guess.
I am not much of a musical person. Worse still, I don’t understand music at all. But he was the only musical legend whose compositions I have listened to since I started studying Spanish. Everytime I listen to Paco de Lucia play guitar the only thing I can say to myself is, “how? how? how? How can anyone be so incredibly brilliant”
Here are a couple of my favourite tracks:
1. Entre dos Aguas: I have watched this video a million times to just look at Paco de Lucia’s face while he plays the guitar. There is so much passion that you cry with disbelief. I tend to anyway. This is also the background score in Vicky Christina Barcelona.
2. Monasterio de Sal
3. Mediterranean Sundance
R.I.P Paco de Lucia.