Improvise One DVD
Improvise-ONE was recorded in 2003 and showcases Paquito d'Rivera as virtuosic performer and multi-talented composer, as he joins forces with the WDR Big Band, WDR Rundfunk Orchester Keln and Dutch diva Fay Claassen under the baton of Michael Abene. The DVD's opening original, simply titled "Chick," reflects D'Rivera's admiration for colleague and fellow Boosey & Hawkes composer, Chick Corea, whom he views as "one of the best North American composers of all time." "Como Un Bolero" (which could be translated as either "Like a Bolero" or "I eat a Bolero") is also featured. This sensual composition stands out on D'Rivera's Funk Tango, the first release of his new label, which garnered him this year his 9th GRAMMY Award "Best Latin Jazz Album."