Cositas Buenas

COMPOSERS: Paco de Lucia
LABELS: Universal
PERFORMER: Paco de Lucia (guitar), etc


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.


‘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.