Monday, June 28, 2010

Paquito D'Rivera - Havana Cafe

This excellent all-round session features Paquito D'Rivera on alto, clarinet, and soprano with his sextet, which is comprised of either Fareed Haque or Ed Cherry on guitar, the great pianist Danilo Perez, bassist David Finck, drummer Jorge Rossy, and percussionist Sammy Figueroa. The program has some strong group originals (such as "Havana Cafe," "Jean Pauline," "Who's Smoking?!," and "Bossa do Brooklyn"), and the result is an often-fiery set of modern Afro-Cuban jazz. - by Scott Yanow, AMG

Artist: Paquito D'Rivera
Album: Havana Cafe
Year: 1991
Label: Chesky (1992)
Total time: 58:37

1.  Havana Cafe (Danilo Perez) 6:34
2.  Jean Pauline (Ed Cherry) 8:38
3.  The Search (Fareed Haque) 8:04
4.  Look At You (David Finck) 7:16
5.  Improvalsation (Paquito D'Rivera) 1:55
6.  Contradanza (Paquito D'Rivera) 1:35
7.  Who's Smoking? (Paquito D'Rivera/Claudio Roditi) 5:58
8.  The Return (Fareed Haque) 5:56
9.  Bossa Do Brooklyn (Claudio Roditi) 6:50
10.  What Are You Doing Tomorrow Night? (Lucio Goddy) 5:47

Paquito d'Rivera (Clarinet, Alto and Soprano Saxophone)
Fareed Haque (Guitar)
Danilo Perez (Piano)
David Finck (Double Bass)
Jorge Rossy (Drums)
Sammy Figueroa (Percussion)
Ed Cherry (Guitar) - 2,7

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