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Love Songs by the Light of the Moon

Jazz masters D’Rivera, Simon, Granados and others pay tribute to the bolero of their parents’ generation

En español | Latin jazz legend Paquito D’Rivera  says he can barely imagine listening to boleros at noon.

Sure, you can play a record any time of day, the 10-time Grammy Award–winning saxophone and clarinet virtuoso admits, but it’s under the stars, with moonlight reflecting off the waves and palm trees, that this soft romantic ballad can best evoke the magic that held Latin Americans spellbound for generations. “It's like bossa nova and filin,” says D'Rivera, referring to the samba-style sounds of Brazil and a style of Cuban music with roots in American blues and jazz. “It’s music for the night, to be enjoyed near water.” … Back to Article

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