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Cuban-American Saxophonist and Composer Paquito D'Rivera.

Cuban-born saxophonist and composer, Paquito D'Rivera. D'RIivera defected to the United States in 1980 during a concert tour. Like his mentor, Dizzy Gillespie, D'RIVERA is a tireless performer and purveyor of Latin jazz. His "Reunion" album (Messidor), recorded with trumpeter Arturo Sandoval was called a "high speed tour of the Pan-American musical map." For his newest record D'RIVERA gathered 23 of the top Cuban musicians from around the world: "Paquito D'Rivera Presents 40 Years of Cuban Jam Session"

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Other segments from the episode on August 11, 1993

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, August 11, 1993: Interview with Jim Northrup; Interview with Paquito D'Rivera; Review of James Lee Burke's book "In the Electric Mist with the Confederate Dead."

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