Cositas Buenas

COMPOSERS: Paco de Lucia
LABELS: Universal
PERFORMER: Paco de Lucia (guitar), etc
CATALOGUE NO: 9866066

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Paco de Lucia’s speciality is a guitar-led flamenco that borders on jazz in its spirited improvising, pace and harmonic adventures, yet is grounded in traditional forms and modes.

His melodies have a distinctive swaying, rhythmically complex character immediately picked up by the first item’s wordless vocal chorus, and complemented by the lively solo vocals of Diego el Cigala and an unnamed woman.

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‘Good things’ indeed – perish the title’s modest diminutive – and if you ever thought flamenco was a circumscribed and fatalistic art, try this for surprises.