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Album Review

Despite the title of the CD, this set does not really feature "funk tango." However, it does showcase Paquito d'Rivera's talents in bebop, Afro-Cuban jazz, Brazilian jazz; on an Astor Piazzolla tango during the adventurous "Milonga 10"; exploring a post-bop groove on the title cut; and on his own classical-type Cuban melody (taken as a clarinet-piano duet with Alon Yavnai), "Contradanza." D'Rivera is in typically brilliant and enthusiastic form on both alto and clarinet, trumpeter Diego Urcola makes a very effective debut on valve trombone in addition to taking several heated trumpet solos, three different pianists all get their spots, and the diverse repertoire makes this a continually intriguing program that will keep one guessing. But when has the great Paquito d'Rivera ever recorded an unworthy set? This CD was nominated in 2007 for a Grammy award as Best Latin Jazz Album.

Customer Reviews


i saw him in concert last night and he played this album, it was amazing!

Pure fun!

Really am enjoying the fun rhythms of the tracks and I am not be the only one, Funk Tango is listed in the New York Times as a new CD Critics' Pick!

Paquito Delivers Once More

Amazing always Paquito's incorporation of multiple styles of Latin American music and modern jazz are beautifully brought together to bring you Funk Tango. I had the fantastic opportunity of seeing Paquito and the "Quintet?" perform selections from this album at Birdland in NYC. As some of you may know, the purpose of the question mark in the title of the band, as Paquito explains it, is there because sometimes the "quintet" performs with more or less members than 5.

Funk Tango, Paquito D'Rivera Quintet
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  • $9.99
  • Genres: Latino, Music, Jazz
  • Released: May 22, 2007

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