Sabicas was born in PamplonaSpain, and began playing guitar at the age of five and made his performing debut two years later. Amaya and Sabicas toured together several times. He did not return to his native Spain until Sabicas was instrumental in the introduction of flamenco to audiences outside of Spain and the Spanish-speaking world.
He was probably best known for his technical skills: blazingly fast picados scalesfast arpeggiosquality composition for the many forms of flamenco, and infallible rhythm, which was critical when playing with a dancer. He was also considered to have perfect pitch. Sabicas was one of flamenco's greatest guitarists, not only as a technician, but also as a composer. He played flamenco at a previously unimaginable level and created new techniques, opening up new possibilities for the solo instrument.
He brought his art to concert halls and major theaters, making it available to all classes. Sabicas died at the age of 78 at a hospital in Manhattan, New York, of complications from pneumonia and multiple strokes. The following is a partial list of LPs recorded by Sabicas. Some dates are tentative, since many LPs Decca in particular did not carry a date or carried the date of reissue. The many anthologies are not listed.
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