They could've called this one 'When Titans Collide.' But they didn't. It's 'Paco & John Live At Montreux 1987' (Eagle Rock), for on the evening of July 15, 1987, at the prestigious Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland, guitarist John McLaughlin teamed up with guitarist Paco de Lucia for a complex stringed evening featuring the kind of chops only the masters can achieve.
Paco De Lucía, a superstar among flamenco guitarists, has died aged 66. Born Francisco Gustavo Sánchez Gomes, and best known for his flamenco albums, he also played classical and jazz. Some of his finest collaborations were in these spheres, as with the jazz guitar star John McLaughlin.