The great flamenco guitar virtuoso Paco de Lucia has passed away in Mexico today. He was 66.
de Lucia, from Spain, was a very influential guitarist, and was known as an ambassador of flamenco music. He also played flamenco jazz and fusion music. He has performed with dozens of musicians, including Chick Corea, Al di Meola, John McLaughlin, Eric Clapton, Brian Adams, and many more.
It's a sad loss for music today. Rest in Peace Paco.
Here's a video of Paco performing in a recent jazz festival: