Sketches of Spain

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Jazz and flamenco? Do they really go together? On the face of it the idea seems vaguely preposterous and the results potentially heinous. But in reality it turns out they’re made for each other. Well certainly if the album ‘Jazz Flamenco’ is anything to go by.
Spanish Jazzman Pedro Iturralde is behind the double album, which features two sessions from 1967 and 1968. A young Paco De Lucia, an acknowledged master of the instrument, provides the flamenco guitar sound.
For some reason I literally cannot stop playing it, probably because in the depths of the horrific New York winter we’ve just had it transported me to the baking hot plains of Spain.

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