This classic jazz recording, Portraits of Cuba, is a milestone project of Paquito D'Rivera. Arranged by Carlos Franzetti, the large band ensemble provides an orchestral ambience akin to the legendary Gil Evans sound with Miles Davis in the classic Sketches of Spain. It is truly a work that will be applauded worldwide as the quality of the writing and performance is at a level few artists are capable of achieving today. Paquito provides some of the most inspired improvisation in his career to date and the material chosen for this recording are familiar classics in the popular Latin music tradition.
Selections: La Bella Cubana, The Peanut Vendor, Tu, Tu Mi Delirio, No Te Importe Saber, Drume Negrita, Portraits of Cuba, Excerpt From "Aires Tropicales", Mariana, Como Arrullo De Palmas, Echale Salsita, Song To My Son, Theme From "I Love Lucy"