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Eagle Rock to Release “Paco & John: Live at Montreux 1987”

Previously unreleased gem features acoustic mastery from Paco de Lucía and John McLaughlin

Paco de Lucia (left) and John McLaughlin, 1987

Eagle Rock Entertainment will release on June 24 Paco & John: Live at Montreux 1987 as a DVD/two-CD set. Pairing the unique styles of guitarists Paco de Lucía and John McLaughlin, this is the first ever release of the classic concert. Personally overseen entirely by McLaughlin, the 91-minute release is presented in DTS Surround Sound and Dolby Digital 5.1.

Paco & John: Live at Montreux 1987 is a “breathtaking evening of flamenco-infused jazz flair,” according to a press release, filmed July 15, 1987 at the famed Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland. Opening with a solo piece from McLaughlin, followed by a solo performance from De Lucía, the concert showcases each musician’s individual talent before the two masters present a series of duets drawn from their solo albums, their work in the Guitar Trio, and covers of music written by colleagues like Egberto Gismonti and Chick Corea.

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