Lucky audiences in New York’s Jazz at Lincoln Center, Washington’s DC Jazz Festival, Madrid’s Teatro del Canal, and Boston’s Regatta Bar, were the fortunate few to hear the upcoming new album “Jazz Meets the Classics” being released August 5, 2014.
The new recording features Paquito’s Sextet and promises to wow the audiences. Here are a few reactions from the fans and the latest reviews.
— KindofPinkandPurple (@PinkPurpleJazz) July 15, 2014
— Linda Yohn (@lindayohn) July 16, 2014
On his new recording – Jazz Meets the Classics, D’Rivera and his wonderful ensemble have recorded intriguing arrangements of the classical repertoire of legendary composers, including Chopin, Beethoven and Mozart, for a jazz sextet.
Latin Jazz Network
Who would have thought that classical music could sound so explosive arranged in the key of jazz, blues and dixieland.
Bourbon Street Online Review
The realm of classical music and jazz is not something separate for Paquito, since childhood he was familiar with both.
Warta Jazz Review
Blog review of Regatta performance in Boston “Jazz Multiplied By Classical Equals A Great Show”
Suze Reviews the Blues
Paquito would weave in the straight, full sound of a “classical style” with the loose, be-bopping energy of a “New Orleans style” seamlessly.
Kind of Pink and Purple