Paquito D’Rivera’s ‘Portraits of Cuba’

Paquito D’Rivera’s ‘Portraits of Cuba’ is an album recorded on February 6 & 7, 1996 and released the same year by Chesky Records.

Track Listing : 1.La Bella Cubana (Jose White) – 05:14 . 2.The Peanut Vendor (L. Wolfe Gilbert, Moisés Simons, Marion Sunshine) – 04:38 . 3.Tu (Eduardo Sanchez De Fuentes) – 05:35 . 4.Tu, Mi Delirio (César Portillo De La Luz) – 06:31 . 5.No Te Importe Saber (René Touzet) – 05:42 . 6.Drume Negrita (Eliseo Grenet, Ernesto Grenet) – 04:18 . 7.Portraits Of Cuba (Paquito D’Rivera) – 05:04 . 8.Excerpt From ‘Aires Tropicales’ (Paquito D’Rivera) – 00:48 . 9.Mariana (Carlos Franzetti) – 05:30 . 10.Como Arrullo De Palmas (Ernesto Lecuona) – 03:22 . 11.Échale Salsita (Ignacio Piñeiro) – 05:06 . 12.Song To My Son (Paquito D’Rivera) – 05:22 . 13.Theme From ‘I Love Lucy’ (Harold Adamson, Eliot Daniel) – 03:25

Musicians : Paquito D’Rivera – Clarinet, Sax (Alto), Sax (Soprano) . Carlos Franzetti – Conductor, Piano . David Finck – Bass . Roger Rosenberg – Bassoon, Clarinet (Bass), Sax (Baritone) . Andres Boiarsky – Clarinet, Flute, Sax (Tenor) . Mark Walker – Drums . Lew Soloff – Flugelhorn, Trumpet . Gustavo Bergalli – Flugelhorn, Trumpet . Bob Millikan – Flugelhorn, Trumpet . Diego Urcola – Flugelhorn, Trumpet . Dick Oatts – Flute, Sax (Tenor) . Lawrence Feldman – Flute, Sax (Alto) . Thomas Christensen – Flute, Sax (Tenor) . Tom Christensen – Flute, Sax (Tenor) . John Clark – French Horn . Allison Brewster Franzetti – Piano . Pernell Saturnino – Percussion . Dario Eskenazi – Piano . James Pugh – Trombone . David Taylor – Trombone (Bass) . David Earl Taylor – Trombone (Bass)

Production : Produced By Carlos Franzetti . Carlos Franzetti . Phillip Sztenderowicz – Assistant Engineer . Barry Wolifson – Assistant Engineer . Nick Prout – Editing . Nicholas Prout – Editing, Mastering . Bob Katz – Engineer, Mastering

Arrangements : Carlos Franzetti

Package : Carlos Franzetti – Liner Notes . Aldo Sampieri – Design . Allison Brewster Franzetti – Liner Notes . David Chesky – Liner Notes . Alan Nahigian – Photography

Recorded On February 6 & 7, 1996.

Released In 1996 By Chesky Records.

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Jazz Profiles
With this work and the subsequent 11 pieces rehearsed on that freezing February afternoon, the temperature and excitement coming out of Paquito and 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. […]

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