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Paco Nagata

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Pepe (Jose) Carroll is one of the magicians that belong to the group of the most talented Spanish magicians ever.
His talent captivated my eyes since the first time I saw him on TV when I was a teenager, specially doing card magic.

He performed quite a lot with Juan Tamariz forming a great duo in some TV shows. It was specially funny theirs poker games demonstrations.
Here is a example. It's in Spanish, but I think that we all understand the magic language ^_^'
(Juan shows a poker hand, Pepe shows a better one, then Juan change magically his hand to get a better one, so do Pepe, and so on... until both get exactly the same invincible hand (Royal Flush). Then, Pepe splits the 2000 pesetas note in two half to share it. But, since a split note doesn't have any value, Tamariz restored it magically. So then, Pepe takes it again and turns it into two 1000 pesetas notes!)



Unfortunately Pepe died very young (47), but he left us two wonderful books:
"52 Lovers 1"
"52 Lovers 2"

He was World Champion of cardmagic in the FISM of 1988 (The Hague) with a revolutionary card trick called "Instructions" ("52 Lovers 1" p.157).



Unlike Tamariz he liked flourishes.
Tamariz told once a funny anecdote in a inteview:
Juan was going to do a "magician's fooler" trick to Pepe using a "stripper deck." Juan had a card selected by Pepe. Right after Pepe took the card he span it casually! So Juan couldn't take advantage of the stripper deck principle. He said: "Oh! Come on! We can't do anything with you!"

One of my very favourite Pepe's masterpiece is "The Unwary Cheater" ("52 Lovers 1" p. 47).
A wonderful and funny routine that he performed also along with Tamariz here:


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Excellent!! Thanks for sharing these videos Paco!

I really enjoyed the way that Tamariz and Pepe were working together to create a fun and magical experience for us. Pepe was very talented! In my opinion, his bill switch looks cleaner and more open than Juan’s.

There’s a lot to be learned from watching this video. I feel that the points where they cleaned up the cards, in order to show that there were no extras, were done perfectly!

52 Lovers is on my wish list. These videos helped convince me that I need to do that sooner than later.

Thanks again, Paco!

Rudy

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Yes, thanks Paco for sharing that.  Another wonderful magician that vanished much too soon.

I enjoyed watching Jose do the Ascanio Spread.  Much different look as compared to most that you see.  It has been said that when Ascanio did it, it looked like the opening of a flower.  Jose's technique is not that, but beautiful in its own unique way.
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This is an interesting video.  I'll bet for most of us, the originator's handling is something we never envisioned when we read it in a book!

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Excellent!! Thanks for sharing these videos Paco!

I really enjoyed the way that Tamariz and Pepe were working together to create a fun and magical experience for us. Pepe was very talented! In my opinion, his bill switch looks cleaner and more open than Juan’s.

There’s a lot to be learned from watching this video. I feel that the points where they cleaned up the cards, in order to show that there were no extras, were done perfectly!

52 Lovers is on my wish list. These videos helped convince me that I need to do that sooner than later.

Thanks again, Paco!

Rudy

Rudy, thank you very much for your kind comment!

I'm very happy you like the vids and the language weren't a problem [thumb]

I was really sad when he died so soon.
He was a very good magician as well as a very good showman on Spanish TV.

I though it would be nice to do a little tribute for him in your wonderful forum [smile]



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Yes, thanks Paco for sharing that.  Another wonderful magician that vanished much too soon.

I enjoyed watching Jose do the Ascanio Spread.  Much different look as compared to most that you see.  It has been said that when Ascanio did it, it looked like the opening of a flower.  Jose's technique is not that, but beautiful in its own unique way.

Thank you very much for you comment, Ray!

Indeed, Jose's Ascanio Spread is "frenetic"! Very quick! [redface] 

Not many people know that, but Ascanio created the move firstly with the cards horizontally.
Afterwards he noticed that it was more convenient to do it vertically. 


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This is an interesting video.  I'll bet for most of us, the originator's handling is something we never envisioned when we read it in a book!


Ray, this is a great YouTube discovery!
This channel "Aprende Magia" ("Learn Magic") only has one year old and has at the moment several great unknown videos!

Thanks for let us know it!

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