On a large estate close to the city of his birth, Algecirans celebrate a particular saint’s day, which gives the title to this solo album by Paco de Lucía. Perhaps this is one of the albums that has had most impact on the young generations of Flamenco performers and creators of the last decades. For many this was the culmination of a process that coincided with the arrival of democracy to Spain.
The use of a multitrack tape recorder led to the inclusion of new ideas, above all on an instrumental level, although never losing the hallmarks of Flamenco. It is nevertheless a record that is full of surprises. The bass, the percussion and oud add the element of fusion to the Flamenco, which, without ceasing to create music in the purest classical style, renews the toque and indicates new paths for the music.
The giant leap made by Paco de Lucía on this album opened up new paths to a whole generation of Flamenco artists, who upon seeing the poetic licenses taken by a genius of Flamenco creation, saw carte blanche to break the boundaries of the pure and to immerse themselves in new languages of Flamenco expression.
- All tracks composed by Paco de Lucía.
- Second guitar: Ramón de Algeciras.
- Arrangements and musical direction: José Torregrosa.
- Sound Engineers: R. Jaimez y J. Díaz Auñón.
- Artistic direction: Alfredo Garrido.
- Publication: 1976 Polygram Ibérica.
- Almoraima (Bulerías)
- Cueva del gato (Rondeña)
- Cobre (Sevillanas)
- A La Perla de Cádiz (Cantiñas)
- Ole (Jaleos)
- Plaza Alta (Soleá)
- Río ancho (Rumba)
- Llanos del Real (Minera)