Paquito D’Rivera records ‘Portraits of Cuba,’ an album for…

the 14-piece band, (dressed as Eskimos to combat the arctic conditions), rose to fever pitch. […] allmusic this is jazz with both Afro-Cuban and classical elements, but it’s jazz first and foremost….Portraits of Cuba is among D’Rivera’s most essential recordings. […] BUY Paquito D’Rivera’s ‘Portraits of Cuba’ on RVM [Radio.Video.Music]M...

Happy Birthday Paquito D’Rivera. ‘D’Riveracana’

last.fm : @ Discogs : 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. Photo : Rafael Marfil Carmona BUY FROM THIS ARTIST CD UNIVERSE...

Feliz Cumpleaños Chucho Valdés. ‘Qui Va Chucho Va Piano’

Luis Rodríguez. Official Web Site : @last.fm : In 1967, he formed the Orquesta Cubana de Musica Moderna and, in 1973, he founded Irakere, the top Cuban jazz orchestra; among its original members were Arturo Sandoval and Paquito D’Rivera. Valdes has been Irakere’s musical director almost from the start and...

Paquito D’Rivera plays Mozart (2008)

February 16, 2008 – Paquito D’Rivera accompanied by Alex Brown (p), Renaud Garcia-Fons (db) and Mark Miralta (d) – sits in with the Tenerife Symphony Orchestra in Tenerife, Canary Islands. BY THE SAME...

Couples Only

the 50’s and early 60’s Ben was mostly active as studio musician accompaning singers such as Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald and Carmen McRae. In 64 Ben decided to go to Europe and made his headquarters in Amsterdam. He was much in demand and played all over Europe recording numerous sessions....

Herb, Carlos et al say ‘Viva Miami!’ (1989)

January 20, 1989 – in preparation of this week-end Superbowl, CBS airs a special “Viva Miami: The Night of Super Sounds” with so many famous guests Herb Alpert, Maria Conchita Alonso, Willy Chirino, Paquito D’Rivera, Little Joe and La Familia, Mongo Santamaria, Willie Nelson, Linda Ronstadt, Carlos Santana, Cheech Marin....

We all wish Happy Birthday to Herbie Hancock.

1979 and featuring Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Tony Williams, Ron Carter and Freddie Hubbard. >> Recorded on March 6 and 9, 1968, Speak Like a Child is the sixth album by Herbie Hancock. >> Released on March 5, 1996, The New Standard is the fortieth album (covering rock and RnB...

Al Jarreau – Al Is For Always

Block is a studio album produced by Quincy Jones and featuring many famous artists : Ella Fitzgerald, Miles Davis, Joe Zawinul, Ice-T, Big Daddy Kane, Sarah Vaughan, Dizzy Gillespie, George Benson, Luther Vandross, Dionne Warwick, Barry White, Chaka Khan, Take 6, Bobby McFerrin, Al Jarreau, Al B. Sure!, James Ingram,...

Mambo With A Drop Of Rumba And A Slice Of Cha Cha

folk dance in Haiti called the “Mambo.” (the mambo, this is magic) The Vinyl Tourist : In 1938, a cellist, Orestes Lopez (with a little help from his brother, Cachao), composed a danzon he called “Mambo,” and in the coda Arcano (the bandleader) introduced elements from the son, a lively...

Conga Summit

forged another life-long friendship, this time with Dizzy Gillespie, with whom he toured in 1988 as a member of Gillespie’s United Nations Orchestra. He has also toured extensively with Tito Puente and Mickey Hart’s Planet Drum, and has performed with the likes of Dave Valentin, Paquito d’Rivera, and Carlos Santana....

Helen Sung – Anthem For A New Day

Direction . Helen Sung – Liner Notes . Kat Villacorta – PhotographyRecorded 2013.Released In January 2014 By Concord. (Source Helen Sung | Official Site ) [/toggle]READ examiner.com Anthem for a New Day includes a unique reading of Monk’s “Epistrophy” that resulted from a tug-of-war between planning and spontaneity. “I’ve been...

Happy Birthday Herb Alpert.

of this week-end Superbowl, CBS airs a special “Viva Miami: The Night of Super Sounds” with so many famous guests Herb Alpert, Maria Conchita Alonso, Willy Chirino, Paquito D’Rivera, Little Joe and La Familia, Mongo Santamaria, Willie Nelson, Linda Ronstadt, Carlos Santana, Cheech Marin. >> 49 MINUTES on RVM >>...