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Paquito D’Rivera: The Jazz Chamber Trio

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Paquito D’Rivera’s stated goal for his Jazz Chamber Trio is to “unify in one single concept the delicate intimacy of chamber music, the spontaneity of jazz, plus the rhythmic power of Latin-American music.” What his album The Jazz Chamber Trio proves is that D’Rivera is just the man for that job. He’s absolutely magisterial here, equally impressive dashing through his fleet, angular take on “A Night in Tunisia” or caressing the melody in “Cristal” with a sustained quiet tone so seductive you could kiss it.

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