YouTube video of Paquito D’Rivera and Quinteto Cimarrón performing “Almendra”
On May 1, Paquito D’Rivera and Quinteto Cimarron got together online to perform one of their favorite concert pieces. The ensemble has performed many times with D’Rivera on tours and decided this is a great time to play together online.
Almendra” is by Abelardo Valdes, most famous Danzon, and this is a delicious arrangement by the violist Eduardo Cana that we usually play in my performances with the ‘Cimarron’ string quintet, one of my favorite musical ensembles.”
D’Rivera and the Quinteto Cimarron have previously recorded and published the album Aires Tropicales, however, “Almendra” is not on the album. Here is your chance to hear it directly on Paquito D’Rivera’s Official YouTube Channel or at the top of this page.
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