You could fit Paquito D'Rivera neatly into a box labelled Jazz meets Latin, a fashion going back decades before the present vogue. Paquito D' Rivera has transformed jazz and Latin music and his new recording Havana Cafe represents a major breakthrough in this transformation of style and the grasp for musical purity.
Main Artists Paquito D’Rivera
Ed Cherry - guitar
Paquito D'Rivera - clarinet, sax (alto, soprano)
Sammy Figueroa - percussion
David Finck - bass
Fareed Haque - guitar
Danilo Perez - piano
Jorge Rossy - drums
Producer David Chesky
Executive Producer Norman Chesky
Co-Producer Brenda Feliciano, Jim Lopata
Engineer Bill Allen, Bob Katz
Assistant Engineer Jeremy Kipnis
Editing Engineer Jeremy Kipnis
Recorded August 28 - 29, 1991.
This album was made with the purest audio path, using the very best microphones, mic preamps, analog-to-digital converters, recorders, and cables with careful attention to detail to produce the most transparent and natural sound available today.
Havana Cafe (JD60)
- Havana Cafe [Danilo Perez]
- Jean Pauline [Ed Cherry]
- The Search [Fareed Haque]
- Look At You [David Finck]
- Improvisation [Paquito D’Rivera]
- Contradanza [Paquito D’Rivera]
- Who's Smoking? [Paquito D’ Rivera/Claudio Roditi]
- The Return [Fareed Haque]
- Bossa Do Brooklyn [Claudio Roditi]
- What Are You Doing Tomorrow Night? [Lucio Godoy]
Liner notes by Steve Sacks.
Photography by David King and Stanley Schnier.
Cover Art and Design by Stanley Schnier.
Art Direction and Design by Hal Wilson.
Reviews"This album may well be his best yet¦This is exciting music played by an exciting group of musicians, but it is the leader himself who dominates with his charateristic high energy, virtuosity sensitity and wit." - Tom Jacobsen, Jazz Times