Portraits of Cuba - Paquito D'Rivera
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  1. La Bella Cubana
  2. The Peanut Vendor
  3. Tu
  4. Tu, Mi Delirio
  5. No Te Importe Saber
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  1. La Bella Cubana
  2. The Peanut Vendor
  3. Tu
  4. Tu, Mi Delirio
  5. No Te Importe Saber
  6. Drume Negrita
  7. Portraits of Cuba
  8. Excerpt from "Aires Tropicales"
  9. Mariana
  10. Como Arrullo de Palmas
  11. Échale Salsita
  12. Song to My Son
  13. Theme from "I Love Lucy"
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Because Paquito D'Rivera is such a compelling improviser, one greets a heavily arranged and orchestrated session like Portraits of Cuba with some apprehension. But as it turns out, such apprehension is unwarranted, for the Cuban saxman/clarinetist still has enough room to solo and say what needs to be said. With this 1996 session, which was arranged and conducted by Carlos Franzetti and finds D'Rivera backed by combinations of up to 14 musicians, D'Rivera envisioned an Afro-Cuban equivalent of Miles Davis' Sketches of Spain ...

Portraits of Cuba 2005, Chesky Records

UPC: 090368029867

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Portraits of Cuba 1996, Chesky Records

UPC: 090368014528

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