Music: Hot Bop from a Tropical Gent

Sax Player Paquito D'Rivera soars high on an expatriate dream

He had to leave the country to find home, and he had to be careful to give no sign at all of his travel plans. Passing through Madrid on a band tour in the spring of 1980, Sax Player Paquito D'Rivera, Cuban born and Cuban bred, was at the airport, bag packed as usual for another gig. Inside his luggage, however, was a carefully weighted assortment of stones, an army boot and a piece of a baseball bat. By the time the bag was stashed on the plane, D'Rivera was on his...

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