Paco de Lucia is without doubt one of the greatest guitar players in the world. On this double CD are many of his greatest recordings from 30 years of his life. If you only want one example of flamenco guitar in your collection - this is the one.The range is wonderful from solo guitar to duo to small group to guitar and orchesta, from pure Traditional to Nuevo Flamenco to Jazz fusion and Classical Music, from interpreting written notation to inspired improvisation. There is the high energy of Almoraima to the tenderness of Tio Sabas and the popular Entre dos Aguas. If like me, you know very little of the world of flamenco then this is a lovely intro to the Solea,Taranta, Rumba, Malaguenas, Sevillanas, Bulerias, Tanguillos, Fandangos. This double CD is spiced on ocasions with a little singing, hand clapping, and foottapping and the use of the maraccas. Other great musicians appear on some of the tracks eg. Chick Corea, John McLauglin and Al Di Meola and Paco's Sextet including Jorge Pardo on flute, Carles Benavent on bass, Rubem Dantas on percussion and his brothers Pepe de Lucia and Ramon de Algeciras. But having drawn attention to these marvellously vital aspects of this experience, at the centre of it all is the immense technical prowess, the emotional intensity and the exploring musical soul of Paco de Lucia. This is for you!