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Paquito D'Rivera

cl, as, *1948 CU
Musician / Composer of Jazz and Latin
A.k.a. Francisco de Jesús Rivera Figueras

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.

  • Clarinet
  • Alto sax
  • Saxophone
  • Soprano sax
  • Flute
  • Jazz
  • Latin
  • R&B/Soul
  • World
  • Folk
Popular Tracks   
Pan Con Timba on Esencia Cubana "La Primera Ola" by Various Artists
Me Vuelves Loca on Me Vuelves Loca by Armando Manzanero, Gaby Moreno & Paquito D'Rivera
Cómo Fue on Why Not! by Paquito D'Rivera
Mambo Influenciado on I Missed You Too! by Chucho Valdés & Paquito D'Rivera
Amanecer on Paquito D'Rivera Plays the Music of Armando Manzanero by Paquito D'Rivera
Calzada Del Cerro on ¡Con Mucho Ritmo! The Very Best Of TropiJazz by Various Artists
Doce de coco on Appassionato by Yo-Yo Ma
Guataca City on Manhattan Burn by Paquito D'Rivera
La Comparsa on Las No. 1 Instrumentales by Various Artists
Tico Tico on Tico Tico by Paquito D'Rivera

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Band Members

Title Artist Year Type
In The Weeds: Music For Wind QuintetLeonard Bernstein, Paquito D'Rivera, Martin Kutnowski, Astor Piazzolla, Mike Titlebaum, Ventus Machina2017Album
Paquito & Manzanero (Paquito D'Rivera Plays The Music Of Armando Manzanero)Paquito D'Rivera2015Album
Jazz Meets The ClassicsPaquito D'Rivera2014Album
Dances From The New WorldSérgio & Odair Assad, Paquito D'Rivera2013Album
Triple Play Plus ThreeBill O'Connell With Paquito D'Rivera, Dave Samuels, Dave Valentin, Richie Flores2011Album
Clazz Continental Latin Jazz - Live At Barcelona 2011 (Teatre Paral-lel) Vol. 1Paquito D'Rivera & The Madrid Big Band - Pepe Del Rivero2011Album
Tango Jazz (Live At Jazz At Lincoln Center)Paquito D'Rivera2010Album
Panamerica SuitePaquito D'Rivera2010Album
MozaikFranz Schubert, Alexander Scriabine, Folkert Buis, Kenny Kirkland, Paquito D'Rivera, Gabriel Fauré, Niels Bijl, Hans-Erik Dijkstra, Maaike Bosscher, Rob Horsting2010Album
Quartier LatinPaquito D'Rivera & Chano Domínguez2009Album
Benny Goodman RevisitedPaquito D'Rivera, Christopher Dell, WDR Big Band Köln Arranged And Conducted By Michael Abene2009Album
100 Years Of Latin Love SongsPaquito D'Rivera, Bob Belden2009Album
Sons Do BrasilPaquito D'Rivera2008Album
Improvise - OnePaquito D'Rivera, WDR Big Band Köln & WDR Rundfunkorchester Köln Feat. Fay Claassen2007Album
Paquito Blowin'Paquito D'Rivera2007Album
The Jazz Chamber TrioPaquito D'Rivera2005Album
The Ying Quartet Play LifeMusicYing Quartet, Kevin Puts, Michael Torke, Carter Pann, Paquito D'Rivera2004Album
Another Kind Of Blue - The Latin Side Of Miles DavisConrad Herwig Featuring Paquito D'Rivera, Brian Lynch, Dave Valentin2004Album
Big Band TimePaquito D'Rivera2003Album
Big Band TimePaquito D'Rivera2003Album
Afrocuban JazzMario Bauzá, Paquito D'Rivera, Jorge Dalto2003Album
The Best Of Paquito D'RiveraPaquito D'Rivera2002Compil.
Brazilian DreamsPaquito D'Rivera, New York Voices, Claudio Roditi2002Album
The Best Of Paquito D'RiveraPaquito D'Rivera2002Compil.
The Lost SessionsPaquito D'Rivera2002Album
Este Camino LargoPaquito D'Rivera2002Album
A Tribute To Mario BauzaRudy Calzado And Cubarama Featuring Paquito D'Rivera Guest Artist Jane Bunnett2001Album
The Clarinetist Volume OnePaquito D'Rivera Featuring Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen / Wolfgang Haffner / Frank Chastenier / Pernell Saturnino / Triángulo / European Art Orchestra2001Album
HabaneraPaquito D'Rivera2000Album
Tropicana NightsPaquito D'Rivera1999Album
100 Years Of Latin Love SongsPaquito D'Rivera Conducted By Bob Belden1999Album
Como Fue Con Lucrecia / Mambo InnPaquito D'Rivera1999Single
Hay SoluciónPaquito D'Rivera1998Album
100 Years Of Latin Love SongsPaquito D'Rivera Conducted By Bob Belden1998Album
Chamber Music From The SouthPaquito D'Rivera1997Album
Live At Manchester Craftsmen's GuildPaquito D'Rivera & The United Nation Orchestra1997Album
Island StoriesCaribbean Jazz Project, Paquito D'Rivera1997Album
Paquito D'Rivera Presents Cuba Jazz 90 Miles To CubaPaquito D'Rivera featuring Bebo Valdés And Chucho Valdés1996Album
Messidor's Finest Volume 1Paquito D'Rivera1996Compil.
After HoursLevon Ichkhanian Featuring John Patitucci & Paquito D'Rivera1996Album
Portraits Of CubaPaquito D'Rivera1996Album
A Taste Of Paquito D'RiveraPaquito D'Rivera1994Compil.
A Taste OfPaquito D'Rivera1994Compil.
A Night In EnglewoodPaquito D'Rivera & The United Nation Orchestra1994Album
Paquito D'Rivera Presents 40 Years Of Cuban Jam SessionPaquito D'Rivera1993Album
"Who's Smoking?!"Paquito D'Rivera1992Album
Havana CafePaquito D'Rivera1992Album
Live At The West End Cultural CentrePaquito D'Rivera1992Album
La Habana-Rio-ConexionPaquito D'Rivera1992Album
MilestonesClaudio Roditi Featuring Paquito D'Rivera1992Album
ReunionPaquito D'Rivera & Arturo Sandoval1991Album
Return To IpanemaPaquito D'Rivera1989Album
Return To IpanemaPaquito D'Rivera, Claudio Roditi, Ralph Moore, Jay Ashby1989Album
Tico! Tico!Paquito D'Rivera1989Album
CelebrationPaquito D'Rivera1988Album
Manhattan BurnPaquito D'Rivera1987Album
ExplosionPaquito D'Rivera1986Album
Song To My SonPaquito D'Rivera1986Single
Why Not!Paquito D'Rivera1984Album
Live At Keystone KornerPaquito D'Rivera1983Album
MarielPaquito D'Rivera1982Album
Paquito Blowin'Paquito D'Rivera1981Album
Paquito D'RiveraPaquito D'Rivera1976Album
InstrumentalPaquito D'Rivera1967Album
Invitacion A Una LocuraPaquito D'RiveraSingle
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