Paquito D’Rivera With James Moody – Who’s Smoking?!

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“The answer to this CD’s title is the musicians. The heated bebop-oriented session finds Paquito D’Rivera joined by trumpeter Claudio Roditi, flügelhornist Mark Morganelli, Danilo Perez or Pedrito Lopez on piano, bassist Harvie Swartz, and drummer Al Foster. An extra treat is that veteran tenorman James Moody guests on three of the nine selections, inspiring D’Rivera to be particularly heated. Highlights include exciting versions of “Giant Steps” and “I Mean You,” a clarinet-bass duet on “Out of Nowhere,” Perez’s “You Got It, Diz,” and the blazing title cut. Highly recommended.” – Scott Yanow/AllMusic.

Track listing:

00:00​ – Who’s Smoking?!
08:03​ – Giant Steps
15:16​ – Irremediablemente Solo (Uncurable Alone)
23:17​ – Linda’s Moody
28:09​ – Desert Storm
36:50​ – Nuestro Bolero
41:47​ – I Mean You
47:34​ – You Got It, Diz!
54:10​ – Out Of Nowhere


Paquito D’Rivera – alto saxophone, soprano saxophone, clarinet
James Moody – tenor saxophone
Claudio Roditi – trumpet, flugelhorn
Mark Morganelli – flugelhorn
Danilo Perez – piano
Pedrito López – piano
Harvie Swartz – bass
Al Foster – drums


Label: Candid – CCD79523
Recorded: May 21, 1991 & May 22, 1991
Recording Location: BMG Recording Studios, New York, NY
BMG Studios, New York, NY
Released: 1992