Paquito D'Rivera

Real Name:
Francisco de Jesús Rivera Figueras
Profile:
Cuban saxophone/flute/clarinet player and band leader (b. June 4th, 1948 in Havana, Cuba). Son of saxophone player Tito D'Rivera, he started playing saxophone at 5 years old. At 19 he debuted on Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de Cuba and that same year (1965) he founded Orquesta Cubana de Música Moderna with Chucho Valdés, and later Irakere, melting jazz, rock and traditional Cuban music.

In 1981 he exiled in USA, playing with American musicians and founding in 1988 The United Nations Orchestra with Dizzy Gillespie. He founded his own band Paquito D'Rivera Big Band and Paquito D'Rivera Quintet.
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Albums

LD-3583 Paquito D'Rivera - Instrumental album art Paquito D'Rivera Instrumental (Album) Areito LD-3583 Cuba 1975 Sell This Version
CULP-6 Paquito D'Rivera - Paquito D'Rivera album art Paquito D'Rivera Paquito D'Rivera (Album) Cuba CULP-6 Finland 1976 Sell This Version
FC 37374 Paquito D'Rivera - Paquito Blowin' album art Paquito D'Rivera Paquito Blowin' (Album) Columbia FC 37374 US 1981 Sell This Version
85979 Paquito D'Rivera - Mariel album art Paquito D'Rivera Mariel (Album) Columbia 85979 US 1982 Sell This Version
CS-10480 Paquito D'Rivera - Live At Keystone Korner album art Paquito D'Rivera Live At Keystone Korner (Album) Columbia CS-10480 Venezuela 1983 Sell This Version
FC 39584 Paquito D'Rivera - Why Not! album art Paquito D'Rivera Why Not! (Album) Columbia FC 39584 US 1984 Sell This Version
YY 9427 Paquito D'Rivera - A Tribute To Cal Tjader album art Paquito D'Rivera, Louie Ramirez And His Latin Jazz Ensemble Paquito D'Rivera, Louie Ramirez And His Latin Jazz Ensemble - A Tribute To Cal Tjader(CD, Album) Yemayá Records YY 9427 Europe 1986 Sell This Version
JZ 20038 Paquito D'Rivera - Explosion album art Paquito D'Rivera Explosion (Album) Columbia JZ 20038 Venezuela 1986 Sell This Version
CT 40583 Paquito D'Rivera - Manhattan Burn album art Paquito D'Rivera Manhattan Burn (Album) Columbia, Columbia CT 40583 US 1987 Sell This Version
44077 Paquito D'Rivera - Celebration album art Paquito* Celebration (Album) Columbia, Columbia 44077 US 1988 Sell This Version
JD34 Paquito D'Rivera - Tico! Tico! album art Paquito D'Rivera Tico! Tico! (Album) Chesky Records JD34 Europe 1989 Sell This Version
TCD 516 Paquito D'Rivera - Return To Ipanema album art Paquito D'Rivera, Claudio Roditi, Ralph Moore (2), Jay Ashby Paquito D'Rivera, Claudio Roditi, Ralph Moore (2), Jay Ashby - Return To Ipanema (Album) Town Crier Recordings TCD 516 US 1989 Sell This Version
15805-2 Paquito D'Rivera - Reunion album art Paquito D'Rivera Special Guest Artist Arturo Sandoval Featuring Giovanni Hidalgo, Danilo Perez, Fareed Haque, David Finck, Mark Walker (2) Paquito D'Rivera Special Guest Artist Arturo Sandoval Featuring Giovanni Hidalgo, Danilo Perez, Fareed Haque, David Finck, Mark Walker (2) - Reunion (Album) Messidor 15805-2 Germany 1991 Sell This Version
CD79515 Paquito D'Rivera - Milestones album art Claudio Roditi Featuring Paquito D'Rivera Claudio Roditi Featuring Paquito D'Rivera - Milestones (Album) Candid CD79515 US 1992 Sell This Version
JD60 Paquito D'Rivera - Havana Cafe album art Paquito D'Rivera Havana Cafe (Album) Chesky Records JD60 US 1992 Sell This Version
15820-2 Paquito D'Rivera - La Habana-Rio-Conexion album art Paquito D'Rivera La Habana-Rio-Conexion (Album) Messidor 15820-2 Austria 1992 Sell This Version
JD82 Paquito D'Rivera - Jvc Jazz Festival Live - A Night Of Chesky Jazz - Town Hall, New York album art Ana Caram, Paquito D'rivera, Tom Harrell, Fred Hersch, Phil Woods Ana Caram, Paquito D'rivera, Tom Harrell, Fred Hersch, Phil Woods - Jvc Jazz Festival Live - A Night Of Chesky Jazz - Town Hall, New York (Album) Chesky Records JD82 US 1992 Sell This Version
JTR 8436-2 Paquito D'Rivera - Live At The West End Cultural Centre album art The Kerry Klumer Big Band Featuring Paquito D'Rivera The Kerry Klumer Big Band Featuring Paquito D'Rivera - Live At The West End Cultural Centre(CD, Album) Justin Time JTR 8436-2 Canada 1992 Sell This Version
CCD79523 Paquito D'Rivera - "Who's Smoking?!" album art Paquito D'Rivera With James Moody Paquito D'Rivera With James Moody - "Who's Smoking?!"(CD, Album) Candid CCD79523 UK, Europe & US 1992 Sell This Version
15826-2, CD 15826-2 Paquito D'Rivera - Paquito D'Rivera Presents 40 Years Of Cuban Jam Session album art Paquito D'Rivera Paquito D'Rivera Presents 40 Years Of Cuban Jam Session (Album) Messidor, Messidor 15826-2, CD 15826-2 Germany 1993 Sell This Version
4509-95589-2 Paquito D'Rivera - More Jazz Meets The Symphony album art Lalo Schifrin With Ray Brown, Grady Tate, Jon Faddis, James Morrison, Paquito D'Rivera & The London Philharmonic* Lalo Schifrin With Ray Brown, Grady Tate, Jon Faddis, James Morrison, Paquito D'Rivera & The London Philharmonic* - More Jazz Meets The Symphony (Album) Atlantic Jazz 4509-95589-2 Germany 1994 Sell This Version
15829-2, CD 15829-2 Paquito D'Rivera - A Night In Englewood album art Paquito D'Rivera & The United Nation Orchestra Paquito D'Rivera & The United Nation Orchestra - A Night In Englewood (Album) Messidor, Messidor 15829-2, CD 15829-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
NSCD007 Paquito D'Rivera - Various ‎– Afro-Cuba (The Jazz Roots Of Cuban Rhythm) album art Mario Bauzá, Jane Bunnett, Paquito D'Rivera ,3 Arturo Sandoval ,4 Patato ,5 Paquito D'Rivera Mario Bauzá, Jane Bunnett, Paquito D'Rivera ,3 Arturo Sandoval ,4 Patato ,5 Paquito D'Rivera - Various ‎– Afro-Cuba (The Jazz Roots Of Cuban Rhythm)(Cass) Nascente NSCD007 UK & Europe 1995 Sell This Version
LIP1068-2 Paquito D'Rivera - After Hours album art Levon Ichkhanian Featuring John Patitucci & Paquito D'Rivera Levon Ichkhanian Featuring John Patitucci & Paquito D'Rivera - After Hours (Album) Jazz Heritage Society LIP1068-2 Canada 1996 Sell This Version
JD145 Paquito D'Rivera - Portraits Of Cuba album art Paquito D'Rivera Portraits Of Cuba (Album) Chesky Records JD145 US 1996 Sell This Version