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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Paquito D'Rivera - Paquito D'Rivera album art Paquito D'Rivera Paquito D'Rivera (Album) Cuba Finland 1976 Sell This Version
Paquito D'Rivera - Paquito Blowin' album art Paquito D'Rivera Paquito Blowin' (Album) Columbia US 1981 Sell This Version
Paquito D'Rivera - Mariel album art Paquito D'Rivera Mariel (Album) Columbia US 1982 Sell This Version
Paquito D'Rivera - Live At Keystone Korner album art Paquito D'Rivera Live At Keystone Korner (Album) Columbia Venezuela 1983 Sell This Version
Paquito D'Rivera - Why Not! album art Paquito D'Rivera Why Not! (Album) Columbia US 1984 Sell This Version
Paquito D'Rivera - Explosion album art Paquito D'Rivera Explosion (Album) Columbia Venezuela 1986 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
Paquito D'Rivera - Manhattan Burn album art Paquito D'Rivera Manhattan Burn (Album) Columbia, Columbia US 1987 Sell This Version
Paquito D'Rivera - Celebration album art Paquito* Celebration (Album) Columbia, Columbia US 1988 Sell This Version
Paquito D'Rivera - Tico! Tico! album art Paquito D'Rivera Tico! Tico! (Album) Chesky Records 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(CD, Album) Town Crier Recordings TCD 516 US 1989 Sell This Version
TCD 516 Paquito D'Rivera - Return To Ipanema album art Paquito D'Rivera Return To Ipanema(CD) Town Crier Music TCD 516 US 1989 Sell This Version
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 Germany 1991 Sell This Version
Paquito D'Rivera - Havana Cafe album art Paquito D'Rivera Havana Cafe (Album) Chesky Records US 1992 Sell This Version
Paquito D'Rivera - La Habana-Rio-Conexion album art Paquito D'Rivera La Habana-Rio-Conexion (Album) Messidor Austria 1992 Sell This Version
Paquito D'Rivera - Milestones album art Claudio Roditi Featuring Paquito D'Rivera Claudio Roditi Featuring Paquito D'Rivera - Milestones Candid US 1992 Sell This Version
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 US 1992 Sell This Version
JD60 Paquito D'Rivera - Havana Cafe album art Paquito D'Rivera Havana Cafe(CD, Album, Club) Chesky Records JD60 US 1992 Sell This Version
JTR 8436-2 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
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 Germany 1993 Sell This Version
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 US 1994 Sell This Version
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 Germany 1994 Sell This Version
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 Canada 1996 Sell This Version
Paquito D'Rivera - Portraits Of Cuba album art Paquito D'Rivera Portraits Of Cuba (Album) Chesky Records US 1996 Sell This Version

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