Paquito D'Rivera / Arturo Sandoval

Biography

4 June 1948, Havana, Cuba. Known for a silky-smooth tone and evocative phrasing in the manner of Dexter Gordon, Paquito D’Rivera is one of the great jazz saxophonists of his era and is also a highly proficient clarinettist. After training in the Havana Conservatory and participating in Cuba’s unique avant garde jazz renaissance in the 70s, D’Rivera migrated to New York, USA to shine in the centre of the jazz world. The son of a Cuban tenor saxophonist who once played with Benny... Read more

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