D’Rivera, Paquito

MCG Jazz, 2002CD
Instrument: Saxophone

Issue: 8.3w

Jazz Ruler Type: Latin
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 5
Performance Chart

Sound: 4
Sound Chart

Score Chart

O’s Notes: The combination of Paquito’s Latin groove with The New York Voices playing Brazilian bossa novas is pure musical bliss! From the opener “Corcovado”, you know you’re in for a treat. D’Rivera also reminds us that it is his album with sweet sax melodies, especially on the instrumentals like “One For Tom”. It’s a live set at Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild in Pittsburgh where the audience appreciation is a strong indication of the stellar set.