PAQUITO D'RIVERA

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Cuba-born and New York-based saxophonist and clarinet player Paquito D'Rivera has balanced a career in Latin jazz with commissions as a classical composer and appearances with symphony orchestras. Classical New Jersey wrote, "whether playing Bach or post-bop, D'Rivera's mastery of the instruments and [his] expressive capability is unquestionable." D'Rivera inherited his understanding of music from his father, Tito, a classical saxophonist and conductor. At the age of five, he began being tutored in musical theory by his father. Within a year, he was playing well enough to be paid as a musician. By the age of seven, he became the youngest musician to endorse a musical instrument (Selmer saxophones). Three years later, he performed with the National Theater Orchestra of Havana. Although he initially played soprano saxophone, D'Rivera switched to the alto after teaching himself to play via the book Jimmy Dorsey Saxophone Method: A School of Rhythmic Saxophone read more...
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Tico TicoTico Tico
Chesky Records 1990
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40 Years of Cuban Jam Session40 Years of Cuban Jam Session
Messidor 1993
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Panamericana SuitePanamericana Suite
MCG Jazz 2014
$13.74
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Tropical NightsTropical Nights
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Chesky Records 2001
$12.95
$10.99 (used)
Funk TangoFunk Tango
Sunny Side 2007
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Jazz Meets the ClassicsJazz Meets the Classics
Sunnyside Communicat 2014
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Portraits of CubaPortraits of Cuba
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Chesky Records 2005
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PAQUITO D'RIVERA Discography

PAQUITO D'RIVERA albums / top albums

PAQUITO D'RIVERA Instrumental album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Instrumental
Afro-Cuban Jazz 1967
PAQUITO D'RIVERA Paquito D'Rivera (aka En Finlandia aka Hasta Siempre) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Paquito D'Rivera (aka En Finlandia aka Hasta Siempre)
Latin Jazz 1976
PAQUITO D'RIVERA Paquito Blowin' album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Paquito Blowin'
Latin Jazz 1981
PAQUITO D'RIVERA Mariel album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Mariel
Latin Jazz 1982
PAQUITO D'RIVERA Why Not! album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Why Not!
Latin Jazz 1984
PAQUITO D'RIVERA Explosion album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Explosion
Latin Jazz 1986
PAQUITO D'RIVERA Manhattan Burn album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Manhattan Burn
Fusion 1987
PAQUITO D'RIVERA Celebration album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Celebration
Latin Jazz 1988
PAQUITO D'RIVERA Tico! Tico! album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Tico! Tico!
Latin Jazz 1989
PAQUITO D'RIVERA Return To Ipanema album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Return To Ipanema
Latin Jazz 1989
PAQUITO D'RIVERA Who's Smoking? album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Who's Smoking?
Hard Bop 1990
PAQUITO D'RIVERA Reunion album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Reunion
Latin Jazz 1991
PAQUITO D'RIVERA Havana Cafe album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Havana Cafe
Latin Jazz 1992
PAQUITO D'RIVERA La Habana-Rio-Conexion album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
La Habana-Rio-Conexion
Latin Jazz 1992
PAQUITO D'RIVERA Paquito D'Rivera & The United Nation Orchestra : A Night In Englewood album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Paquito D'Rivera & The United Nation Orchestra : A Night In Englewood
Latin Jazz 1994
PAQUITO D'RIVERA Cuba Jazz: 90 miles to Cuba album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Cuba Jazz: 90 miles to Cuba
Latin Jazz 1996
PAQUITO D'RIVERA Chamber Music From The South album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Chamber Music From The South
Third Stream 1997
PAQUITO D'RIVERA Musica de dos mundos - Music From Two Worlds album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Musica de dos mundos - Music From Two Worlds
Third Stream 1998
PAQUITO D'RIVERA Paquito D'Rivera Conducted By Bob Belden : 100 Years Of Latin Love Songs album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Paquito D'Rivera Conducted By Bob Belden : 100 Years Of Latin Love Songs
Latin Jazz 1998
PAQUITO D'RIVERA Tropicana Nights album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Tropicana Nights
Afro-Cuban Jazz 1999
PAQUITO D'RIVERA Habanera album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Habanera
Third Stream 2000
PAQUITO D'RIVERA The Clarinetist Volume One album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Clarinetist Volume One
Third Stream 2001
PAQUITO D'RIVERA Big Band Time album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Big Band Time
Big Band 2002
PAQUITO D'RIVERA Este Camino Largo album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Este Camino Largo
Latin Jazz 2002
PAQUITO D'RIVERA The Lost Sessions album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Lost Sessions
Latin Jazz 2002
PAQUITO D'RIVERA C. F. Ramuz, I. Stravinsky: Historia Del Soldado album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
C. F. Ramuz, I. Stravinsky: Historia Del Soldado
Third Stream 2003
PAQUITO D'RIVERA Riberas album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Riberas
Third Stream 2004
PAQUITO D'RIVERA A Tribute to Cal Tjader album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
A Tribute to Cal Tjader
Latin Jazz 2004
PAQUITO D'RIVERA The Jazz Chamber Trio album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Jazz Chamber Trio
Third Stream 2005
PAQUITO D'RIVERA Funk Tango album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Funk Tango
Latin Jazz 2007
PAQUITO D'RIVERA Benny Goodman Revisited album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Benny Goodman Revisited
Big Band 2010
PAQUITO D'RIVERA Panamericana Suite album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Panamericana Suite
Third Stream 2010
PAQUITO D'RIVERA Paquito D'Rivera Quintet Special Guest Trio Clarone : Jazz - Clazz album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Paquito D'Rivera Quintet Special Guest Trio Clarone : Jazz - Clazz
Latin Jazz 2010
PAQUITO D'RIVERA Paquito D'Rivera & Trio Corrente  : Song for Maura album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Paquito D'Rivera & Trio Corrente : Song for Maura
Latin Jazz 2013
PAQUITO D'RIVERA Paquito D'Rivera & Quinteto Cimarron : Aires Tropicales album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Paquito D'Rivera & Quinteto Cimarron : Aires Tropicales
Third Stream 2015
PAQUITO D'RIVERA Paquito D'Rivera Plays the Music of Armando Manzanero album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Paquito D'Rivera Plays the Music of Armando Manzanero
Latin Jazz 2016

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PAQUITO D'RIVERA live albums

PAQUITO D'RIVERA Live At Keystone Korner album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live At Keystone Korner
Latin Jazz 1983
PAQUITO D'RIVERA Paquito D'Rivera Presents 40 Years Of Cuban Jam Session album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Paquito D'Rivera Presents 40 Years Of Cuban Jam Session
Afro-Cuban Jazz 1993
PAQUITO D'RIVERA Portraits of Cuba album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Portraits of Cuba
Progressive Big Band 1996
PAQUITO D'RIVERA Paquito D'Rivera & The United Nation Orchestra ‎: Live At manchester Craftsmen's Guild album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Paquito D'Rivera & The United Nation Orchestra ‎: Live At manchester Craftsmen's Guild
Big Band 1997
PAQUITO D'RIVERA Paquito D‘Rivera & Andrea Merenzon : 29th IDRS International Conference album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Paquito D‘Rivera & Andrea Merenzon : 29th IDRS International Conference
Third Stream 2000
PAQUITO D'RIVERA Paquito D'Rivera, New York Voices, Claudio Roditi : Brazilian Dreams album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Paquito D'Rivera, New York Voices, Claudio Roditi : Brazilian Dreams
Latin Jazz 2002
PAQUITO D'RIVERA Paquito D'Rivera , WDR Big Band , Koln WDR Orchestra - Improvise-One album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Paquito D'Rivera , WDR Big Band , Koln WDR Orchestra - Improvise-One
Progressive Big Band 2008
PAQUITO D'RIVERA Paquito D'Rivera & Chano Domínguez ‎: Quartier Latin album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Paquito D'Rivera & Chano Domínguez ‎: Quartier Latin
Latin Jazz 2009
PAQUITO D'RIVERA Tango Jazz: Live at Jazz at Lincoln Center album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Tango Jazz: Live at Jazz at Lincoln Center
Latin Jazz 2010
PAQUITO D'RIVERA Paquito D'Rivera & The Madrid Big Band, Pepe Rivero & Friends : Clazz - Continental Latin Jazz Vol.1 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Paquito D'Rivera & The Madrid Big Band, Pepe Rivero & Friends : Clazz - Continental Latin Jazz Vol.1
Latin Jazz 2011
PAQUITO D'RIVERA Jazz Meets the Classics album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Jazz Meets the Classics
Third Stream 2014

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PAQUITO D'RIVERA re-issues & compilations

PAQUITO D'RIVERA A Taste Of album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
A Taste Of
Latin Jazz 1994
PAQUITO D'RIVERA The Best of Paquito D'Rivera album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Best of Paquito D'Rivera
Latin Jazz 2002

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Paquito D'Rivera & Chano Domínguez : Quartier Latin
Latin Jazz 2007

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PAQUITO D'RIVERA Tico! Tico!

Album · 1989 · Latin Jazz
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Ever since defecting from his native Cuba in 1968 due to the musical constraints placed upon him, PAQUITO D’RIVERA has been dazzling the world with his unique clarinet and saxophone playing thus winning all kinds of awards including a dozen Grammy’s and has taken the Latin jazz world by storm. It wasn’t until i was exposed to a Chesky Records Jazz sampler that i was personally introduced to his talents. The effervescent and upbeat swinging Cuban grooves of the track TICO TICO that was from the album of the same name blew all the other tracks on the sampler away and i was an instant fan which inevitably led me to find the album from which the track was lifted. TICO TICO was D’RIVERA’s debut release for Chesky Records and would launch his career into the ears of a Latin music starved public eager to consume the tropical musical fruits of the warm Caribbean isle separated from most of the world since the revolution of 1959.

Lo and behold, the album TICO TICO (the word ‘tico’ in Spanish refers to a Costa Rican) came into my hands when i was finding a new appreciation for pure Latin jazz outside the parameters of the rock fusion efforts of Santana and others. While i was expecting an album of similar upbeat and jovial exuberance that is heard on the title track, i was pretty much treated to a much more diverse array of Latin jazz gems that ran the gamut of Spanish classical guitar, Afro-Latin swing, salsa, funk and hard bop all interspersed with Western classical touches of sophistication. Right from the get go on the beginning track “Danza Caracteristica” (Typical Dance) we are blown away by a classical guitar workout that would make Segovia proud followed by a magical cauldron of a hard bop drive, New Orleans style clarinet gymnastics and Latin jazz sprightliness intermingled with creative and ear-pleasing melodies.

On board is a team of 10 musicians trading off their retrospective contributions on various tracks lending a totally diverse feel to the album as the caffeinated energy-fueled workouts cede to more contemplative and subdued ballads as heard on tracks like “Añorado Encuentro” (Yearned-for Meeting” with sultry sax solos accompanying bebopping bass lines, Latin percussion and the tinkling keys of the piano. D’RIVERA’s virtuosity on both the clarinet and tenor sax guarantees a richness devoid of many a Latin jazz album that more often than not fall into the one-dimensional zones of traditional Cuban sons, rumbas, mambos or boleros. While upon first listening to this overlap of styles and genres, it completely threw me off as i was not expecting the seamless fusionist approach of integrating Western classical with American jazz and Latin traditionals and i was in the end humbled by the fact that it works so well together, a true cocktail of conquest that triumphantly declares independence from any of the individual genres upon which this type of music could be pigeon-holed into the ranks of.

As the listener soaks in the tropical delights dished out by guitarists Fareed Haque and Romero Lubambo effortlessly weaving their textured timbres into the wind virtuosity of D’RIVERO and piano sensations of Danilo Perez, which create a musical tension, it is gracefully kept in balance by a steadfast percussive and rhythmic drive. Bassist David Fink in cahoots with the drumming skills of Mark Waller and Portinho tame the wilder aspects of the music which sometimes feel like horses chomping at the bit to run around the track leaving the rest of the band in the dust. As the music can prove a little disorienting upon first listen as the musicians somehow wend and wind their respective parts into a greater whole that places firm emphasis on an overall melodic arc that is composed of stunning bits and pieces of musical maestrohood, they redeem themselves by keeping it all together in total harmony like a flock of birds flying together in perfect unison. As many pleasantries can be gleaned from TICO TICO, it still seems a tad bloated as a whole and could have used a bit of trimming in the editing department as the tracks near the end offer hints of redundancy that may have been better nixed in the editing room. Nitpicking aside, TICO TICO remains an outstanding example of Latin jazz all gussied up with all kinds of musical jewels awaiting a night on the town for a rip roaring musical fête du jour that leaves the listener intoxicated and wanting more. Good stuff.

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