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He just keeps getting better!,
This review is from: Cositas Buenas (Audio CD)
I have seen Paco live four times over the last 16 years, and each show has been better than the last. He's the only musician I can think of who genuinely gets better with age, not given certain considerations, but in real terms. 'Cositas Buenas' is arguably, well almost certainly, the finest album he has ever released, taking his art to heights that would give the most talented new flamenco pretender vertigo. Interestingly it is eight songs and 38 minutes long, sticking to the time conventions of vinyl, so presumably it is also available in that format for audiophiles and the unavoidably out-of-date. Tracks 1, 3, 5 and 7 are bulerias, the kind of aggressive minor-key flamenco style at which he excels, punctuated by a tango, a tientos and two rumbas for variety. Thankfully there's none of that jazz fusion nonsense he dallied with some years back. The variety and intricacy of this music is stunning and, though there are occasional dips in interest, these are overwhelmingly counterbalanced by guitar passages of such pure beauty and heart-stopping skill that you begin to wonder if Paco is a mere mortal like the rest of us. Don't miss the incredible last two tracks. To sum this album up in one word - wow! Just wow!