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New BMG Release, “Paco De Lucía: The Montreux Years”

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The Montreux Years series with “Paco De Lucía: The Montreux Years,” to be released Friday, February 24, 2023 and available to pre-order now. 

Above Paco de Lucía 2010: photo credit FFJM Daniel Balmat

The new album is a collection of Paco De Lucía’s finest live performances at the Montreux Jazz Festival between 1984 to 2012. Beautifully restored and remastered, Paco De Lucía: The Montreux Years will be available in multi-format configurations including superior audiophile heavyweight vinyl, MQA quality CD, and HD digital. Pre-order HERE


One of the world’s most celebrated flamenco guitarists, Paco De Lucía helped legitimize flamenco music across the world and was one of the first flamenco guitarists to have successfully crossed over into other genres of music including classical and jazz. Described by Eric Clapton as a ‘titanic figure in the world of flamenco music’, De Lucía was noted for his fast and fluent picados and was known for adding abstract chords and scale tones to his compositions with jazz influences. These innovations saw him play a key role in the development of traditional flamenco and the evolution of new flamenco and jazz fusion. At the age of 18 De Lucía recorded his first album ‘La Fabulosa Guitarra’ in Madrid. One of his greatest musical partnerships was with the Spanish singer Cameron de la Isla in the 1970s.  Together the two men recorded 10 albums, which inspired a New Flamenco movement.

Available on pre-order now and released on Friday 24 February, ‘Paco De Lucía: The Montreux Years’ is the eighth installment of The Montreux Years series, which began with musical titans Nina Simone and Etta James, followed by Marianne Faithfull and Muddy Waters, John McLaughlin, Chick Corea and Monty Alexander. Having received critical acclaim worldwide, ‘Nina Simone: The Montreux Years’ and ‘John McLaughlin: The Montreux Years’, reached #1 on the UK Official Jazz & Blues Chart in 2021 and were hailed by the likes of the New York Times and JazzFM.

Pre-order HERE


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