Elegy to Eric Dolphy (1990), Paquito D'Rivera

D'Rivera, Paquito

1948 —

Paquito D'Rivera was born in Havana Cuba. He was a child prodigy, playing the clarinet and the saxophone and performing with the Cuban National Symphony Orchestra at a very early age. Later he founded the Orquesta Cubana de Música Moderna and Irakere whose explosive mixture of Jazz, Rock, Classical and traditional Cuban music had never been heard before. Read more »

D'Rivera, Paquito

1948 —

Grammy Award winner PAQUITO D'RIVERA was born in Havana Cuba. By 1988, Mr. D'Rivera had become a founding member of and soloist with Dizzy Gillespie's United Nations Orchestra, a IS-piece ensemble organized to showcase the fusion of Latin and Caribbean influences into the jazz genre. Since his defection from Cuba, Paquito D'Rivera has taken command of his role as a cross-cultural ambassador, creating and promoting a multinational style that moves from Bebop to Latin to Mozart. Read more »

Elegy to Eric Dolphy (1990), Paquito D'Rivera

Genre: 
Jazz
Composer: 
D'Rivera
Composer First Names: 
Paquito
Composition Date: 
1990
Composed for the ASQ: 
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