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Gig Alerts: Paquito D'Rivera Sextet

Friday, April 30, 2010

Paquito D'Rivera Quintet
"Chiquita Blues" (featuring Sabine Meyer)
Playing ALL WEEKEND at: Jazz Standard
(116 E. 27th St., Gramercy)
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Saxophonist and clarinetist Paquito D'Rivera wasted no time making his mark on the jazz world. A child prodigy in his native Cuba, D'Rivera grew up to be a musical force to be reckoned with, contributing more than his share of critically-acclaimed and award-winning recordings spanning the jazz spectrum from Latin to post-bop. He's been on a bit of a Grammy run since the mid 1990s, and this track comes from his 2009 Grammy-nominated album Jazz Clazz. On "Chiquita Blues," D'Rivera turns out cool, sprightly straight-ahead Latin jazz. This weekend, D'Rivera will preview some new pieces with his specially selected sextet.

Download Paquito D'Rivera Quintet's Jazz Clazz at Amazon.com

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