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The ‘Clave’ of Jazzing Up Flamenco / by Maria Hinojosa | August 27, 2009

The ‘Clave’ of Jazzing Up Flamenco

In the last 1970s and early 1980s, classical guitarists Al Di Meola, Paco de Lucía, and John McLaughlin fused together a hybrid of jazz and flamenco guitar. They called their project simply The Guitar Trio, and released recordings that took the musical world by surprise. And while all three went on to success with solo projects and other collaborations, the flamenco fusion often defined each of these artists.

Now, a new stage show called “Jazzing Flamenco” seeks to build on the pioneering efforts of The Guitar Trio.

Independent Producer Reese Erlich saw the new show at the Montreal Jazz Festival this summer and filed this report.

Right-click here to download an .mp3 of this segment.

“Jazzing Flamenco” on YOUTUBE.

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