Paquito D’Rivera: Live In Chicago

Written by Patrick Jarenwattananon from NPR

The reedman Paquito D’Rivera has made a career out of crossing genres. Born in Cuba, his larder is never out of Afro-Caribbean and Latin American sounds; he’s made a name for himself as a jazz virtuoso and classical performer. Chicago’s Latino Music Festival took advantage this year. Artistic director Elbio Barilari, himself a composer (and radio host on WFMT, and professor, and author), invited D’Rivera to headline his festival, including a performance of Barilari’s own “Musings on the Nature of Time” — a response to Mozart’s Clarinet Quintet featuring the Kaia String Quartet.

Personnel
  • Paquito D’Rivera, clarinet
  • Rick Ferguson, piano
  • Larry Gray, bass
  • Ernie Adams, drums
  • Victoria Moreira, violin
  • Naomi Culp, violin
  • Sixto Franco Chordá, viola
  • Veronica Nettles, cello
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