Paquito D'Rivera

Francisco de Jesús Rivera Figueras

Also known as Francisco "Paquito" D'Rivera, Francisco Rivera (Paquito), P. D'Rivera, P.D'Rivera, Paquito, Paquito D' Rivera, Paquito d'Rivera, Paquito D'Riviera, Paquito D´ Rivera, Paquito De Riveira, Paquito De Rivera, Paquito Derivera, Paquito Rivera
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Discography of Paquito D'Rivera:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Explosion 8 Audio 1986 Columbia
2 Blowin' 8 Audio 1981 Columbia
3 Live At Keystone Korner 6 Audio 1983 Columbia
4 Reunion 12 Audio 1991 Messidor
5 Explosion 8 Audio 1986 Columbia
6 Celebration 7 Audio 1988 Discos CBS
7 Hasta Siempre 5 Audio 1978 Pläne
8 Mariel 7 Audio 1982 Columbia
9 Reunion 9 Audio 1991 Messidor
10 Why Not! 8 Audio 1984 Columbia
11 Blowin' 8 Audio 1981 Columbia
12 Manhattan Burn 9 Audio 1987 Columbia
13 A Tribute To Mario Bauza 10 Audio 2001 Connector Music
14 Volando Voy 9 Audio 1987 Messidor
15 The Clarinetist Volume One 10 Audio 2001 Peregrina Music
16 En Finlandia 5 Audio 1976 Areito
17 A Night In Englewood 9 Audio 1994 Messidor
18 Reunion 8 Audio 1991 Messidor
19 Quartier Latin 11 Audio 2009 LKY Records
20 Instrumental 12 Audio 1967 Areito
21 Tropicana Nights 12 Audio 1999 Chesky Records
22 Portraits Of Cuba 13 Audio 1996 Chesky Records
23 Mariel 7 Audio 1982 CBS
24 Celebration 7 Audio 1988 Columbia
25 Paquito D'Rivera En Findlandia 5 Audio 1980 Discos NCL
26 Why Not! 8 Audio 1984 CBS
27 After Hours 10 Audio 1996 Mediterrano Productions
28 Paquito D'Rivera Presents 40 Years Of Cuban Jam Session 13 Audio 1993
29 Live At Keystone Korner 6 Audio 1983 CBS
30 Chamber Music From The South 8 Audio 1997 Mix House Records
31 Return To Ipanema 9 Audio 1989 Town Crier Recordings
32 A Night In Englewood 9 Audio 1994-05-28 Timba Records
33 Manhattan Burn 9 Audio 1987 CBS
34 Mariel 7 Audio 1982 CBS
35 Explosion 8 Audio 1986 Columbia
36 Clazz Continental Latin Jazz - Live At Barcelona 2011 (Teatre Paral-lel) Vol. 1 17 Audio 2011
37 Blowin' 8 Audio 1981 CBS/Sony
38 En Finlandia 5 Audio Areito
39 Why Not! 8 Audio 1984 Columbia
40 A Night In Englewood 9 Audio 2008 Timba Records
41 Manhattan Burn 9 Audio 1987 CBS
42 Why Not! 8 Audio 1984 CBS
43 Explosion 8 Audio 1986 CBS
44 Celebration 7 Audio 1988 CBS
45 Havana Cafe 10 Audio 1992 Chesky Records
46 Tico! Tico! 12 Audio 1989 Chesky Records
47 Portraits Of Cuba 13 Audio 1996 Chesky Records
48 Reunion 12 Audio 2006 L'Escalier
49 100 Years Of Latin Love Songs 10 Audio 1998 Heads Up International
50 Manhattan Burn 9 Audio 1987 Columbia


Cuban saxophone/flute/clarinet player and band leader (b. June 4th, 1948 in Havana, Cuba). Son of saxophone player Tito D'Rivera, he started playing saxophone at 5 years old. At 19 he debuted on Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de Cuba and that same year (1965) he founded Orquesta Cubana de Música Moderna with [a96440], and later Irakere, melting jazz, rock and traditional Cuban music.

In 1981 he exiled in USA, playing with American musicians and founding in 1988 The United Nations Orchestra with Dizzy Gillespie. He founded his own band Paquito D'Rivera Big Band and Paquito D'Rivera Quintet.


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