Paco de Lucía plays Mario Escudero’s “Impetu”

Paco de Lucía (1947-2014) is considered one of the 20th century’s greatest flamenco guitarists. He was particularly famous for pioneering the ‘new flamenco’ style – de Lucía collaborated with other guitarists and blended flamenco with other genres, including classical, jazz and Latin fusion. Some of de Lucía’s well-known albums include Entre Dos Aguas (1975), Siroco (1987) and Luzia (1998).

Yet, before de Lucía ventured into developing his own style of flamenco, he clearly showed at a young age how he had mastered traditional flamenco rhythms. In this video, de Lucía flawlessly plays a renowned bulerias – Mario Escudero’s Impetu – probably around the age of 21-22. Truly breathtaking.