タグ別アーカイブ: Paquito D’ Rivera

Eiji Kitamura(1)

March 06.2017

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Photo above of Eiji Kitamura from Official website.

I’ve posted about a superb clarinetist in the recent two weeks.

I will post about Eiji Kitamura who is a clarinet player comparable to Richard Stoltzman and Paquito D’Rivera this week.

Eiji Kitamura (北村 英治) was born April 8, 1929 in Tokyo.

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Photo above by Wikipedia

Today (March 6th) he is playing on Nippon Maru(にっぽん丸).

彼は現在(3月6日)にっぽん丸に乗船して演奏しています。

「春の味覚クルーズ ~阿波・串本〜」

Next month, the memorial concert will be held for celebrating his 88th birthday in Osaka.

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Photo above from Official website

Here is Eiji Kitamura(北村英治) with Tadao Kitano(北野タダオ) & Arrow Jazz Orchestra play “Memories of you”.

Paquito D’Rivera(5)

March 03.2017
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Paquito D’Rivera is celebrated for his artistry in Latin jazz as well as his achievements as a classical composer and performer.

When he left Cuba and eventually took up residence in New York in 1982, thus becoming a “free” man.

Fortunately he has enabled superb music by benefit of this freedom.

Paquito’s enthusiasm and energy are exemplified in his music.

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Photo above of Paquito d’Rivera

I will quote the sentence that has been described at the end of his website biography.

The National Endowment for the Arts website affirms “he has become the consummate multinational ambassador, creating and promoting a cross-culture of music that moves effortlessly among jazz, Latin, and Mozart.”

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Here is Paquito D’Rivera plays “La Bella Cubana”.
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Here is Paquito d’Rivera and The United Nation Orchestra play “I Remember Diz” (1993)

Here is Paquito D’Rivera with his group play “Panamericana” at Newport Jazz.

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March 02.2017

Photo above of Paquito D'Rivera from First Lady Michelle Obama Hosts Jazz Studio At White House

Photo above of Paquito D’Rivera from First Lady Michelle Obama Hosts Jazz Studio At White House

Paquito D’Rivera continues to make a decidedly fresh imprint on Latin and Brazilian jazz.

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In 2002,he recorded ” Brazilian Dreams” with the New York Voices and trumpeter Claudio Roditi.

It won the Grammy for Best Latin Jazz Album.

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In 2010,he released the expansive live album “Panamericana Suite “.

It won two Latin Grammys for Best Latin Jazz Album and Best Classical Contemporary Composition.

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In 2013, D’Rivera paid homage to his mother with the Brazilian-themed trio album “Songs for Maura”.

It also won the Grammy for Best Latin Jazz Album.

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Here is Paquito D’Rivera with the New York Voices and Claudio Roditi play “Desafinado”.

Here is Paquito D’Rivera with the New York Voices and Claudio Roditi play “Manha De Carnaval”.

Here is Paquito D’Rivera and Trio Corrente play “Song for Maura”.

Here is Paquito D’ Rivera with Trio Corrente play “Chorinho pra Você (Severino Araújo)”.

Paquito D’ Rivera(3)

March 01.2017

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Paquito D’Rivera is playing Jazz, Bebop and Latin music.

He has balanced a career in Latin jazz with commissions as a classical composer and appearances with symphony orchestras.

He is joinning many classical orchestras as solo performance.

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In 2003 Paquito D’Rivera and the Assad brothers – guitarists Sérgio and Odair – first got together as participants in Yo-Yo Ma’s “Obrigado Brazil” project.

They recorded live in concert with Yo-Yo Ma at Carnegie Hall, September, 2003.

Chamber Music America awarded Paquito D’Rivera with the 2017 Bogomolny National Service Award in 2017. Go here

In addition to his extraordinary performing career as an instrumentalist, he has rapidly gained a reputation as an accomplished composer.

My favorite composition is “Contradanza” for Clarinet and Piano.

Here is Paquito D’Rivera talks and plays “Tools of the Craft”.

Here is Yo Yo Ma and  Paquito D’Rivera with Nilson Matta play “Um a Zero”.

Here is Yo Yo Ma and  Paquito D’Rivera play ”Brasileirinho”.

Here is Paquito D’Rivera plays “Contradanza”.

Here is Juan Ferrer plays “Contradanza”.

Paquito D’ Rivera(2)

February 28.2017

Photo above of Paquito D'Rivera from aztecatrends.com

Photo above of Paquito D’Rivera from aztecatrends.com

In 1973 He was a founding member and co-director of the innovative musical ensemble Irakere.

The group blended Cuban folkloric elements with indigenous Cuban and West African rhythms.

Irakere became a musical laboratory, where innovations in both Afro-Cuban jazz and Cuban popular dance music were created.

Photo above of Irakere from OKMusic

Photo above of Irakere from OKMusic

So they signed with an American record label.

Together with the band, D’Rivera toured throughout the world and became a top-rated jazz ensemble.

In 1979, the group joined with American jazz and rock performers for a music festival.

Please refer to the terrific article about “Irakere”. Go here  (ここに記事を添付しています)

In 1981, D’Rivera defected from Cuba and moved to the United States.

Dizzy Gillespie and the United Nation Orchestra, Roy Thompson Hall, Toronto, June 1988

Dizzy Gillespie and the United Nation Orchestra, Roy Thompson Hall, Toronto, June 1988

In 1988, he joined the United Nation Orchestra with a 15-piece ensemble organized by Dizzy Gillespie.

Dizzy Gillespie showed the fusion of Latin and Caribbean influences with jazz.

I guess Dizzy Gillespie is the master of Paquito D’Rivera.

He has played “I remember Diz” many times.

Here is Paquito D’Rivera plays “I Remember Diz and A Night in Tunisia”.

Here is Paquito D’Rivera plays “I Remember Diz” with The USAF Band.

Here is Paquito DeRivera plays “Bosa Do Brooklyn”.

Paquito D’ Rivera(1)

February 27.2017

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Paquito D’Rivera was born June 4, 1948 in Havana,Cuba.

Paquito was a child prodigy.

He started learning music with his father at the age of 5.

His father was a well-known classical saxophonist and conductor in Cuba.

When he was seven he signed on with the legendary company Selmer.

Then he was playing both saxophone and clarinet and performing with the Cuban National Symphony Orchestra at a young age.

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D’Rivera also plays with ‘crossover’ artists such as Richard Stoltzman.

He won Grammy-winning jazz and classical saxophonist and clarinetist.

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I have an interesting story about his career.

Today is the announcement day of the Academy.

Carlos Santana arrive at the 77th Annual Academy Awards® at the Kodak Theatre.

Carlos Santana arrive at the 77th Annual Academy Awards® at the Kodak Theatre.

In 2005, D’Rivera wrote a letter criticizing guitarist Carlos Santana .

Because Santana wore a shirt with a Che Guevara image from a famous graphic poster underneath.

So he cited Guevara’s role in the execution of political dissidents in Cuba ,including his own cousin.

Santana Management’s official response (所属事務所のコメント)
Go here

Here is Paquito D’ Rivera plays “Seresta-Samba for Carmen”

Here is Paquito D’Rivera and Andrei Matorin(violin) play “Tico Tico”.

Here is Yo yo ma and Paquito D’ Rivera play “Doce de coco”.

Here is Antonio Banderas & Carlos Santana Academy awards (2005)