Volcano Radar - Paquito Libre
  • 01 Paquito Libre
  • 02 East Pole, West Pole
  • 04 The Quark and the Jaguar
  • 03 Afterimages
  • 06 Mental Tango
  • 05 Writing in the Sand
  • 07 Just Before Midnight
  • 01 Paquito Libre
    Genre: Acid Jazz
  • 02 East Pole, West Pole
    Genre: Acid Jazz
  • 04 The Quark and the Jaguar
    Genre: Acid Jazz
  • 03 Afterimages
    Genre: Acid Jazz
  • 06 Mental Tango
    Genre: Acid Jazz
  • 05 Writing in the Sand
    Genre: Acid Jazz
  • 07 Just Before Midnight
    Genre: Acid Jazz
Jazz Radio Contact: Elbio Barilari

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1. Paquito Libre (7:13)
2. East Pole, West Pole (6:59)
3. Afterimages (7:21)
4. The Quark and the Jaguar (6:20)
5. Writing in the Sand (4:54)
6. Mental Tango (5:17)
7. Just Before Midnight (6:08)

Paquito D’Rivera: Clarinet, Alto Sax
Elbio Barilari: Elec Vla, Elec Gtr, Flugelhorn,
Pocket Tpt, Bass Cl, Bandoneon, Fender Rhodes,
Elec Bass, Birimbao, Electronics
Julia A. Miller: Guitar Synth, Elec Gtr, Elec Bass
Darwin Noguera: Piano, Hammond B3 Organ,
Rollo Radford: Electric Bass
Ernie Adams: Drums, Percussion

All tracks are collective compositions except for
track 2 by Julia A. Miller and Elbio Barilari

Release Date: 2018

Paquito D'Rivera is both as free and as embedded as can be with Volcano Radar, the explosive, expansive, radiant electro-acoustic ensemble, co-led by multi-instrumentalist

Elbio Barilari and guitarist/
synthesist Julia A. Miller throughout Paquito Libre. With keyboardist Darwin Noguera, electric bassist Rollo
Radford and drummer-percussionist Ernie Adams collaborating in the creation of a vivid yet mysterious,
story-swept yet openly improvised soundscapes D'Rivera -- a Grammy winning reeds virtuoso, NEA Jazz
Master, co-founder of the legendary Cuban band Irakere and acclaimed chamber music composer –-
engages fully as a member of a unique ensemble making music that flows from an immediate moment, but
as captured by recording, resounds.

Take the title track of Paquito Libre, in which D'Rivera's quick, crisp alto saxophone motif leads into
Barilari's low, inquisitive jazz guitar lines over chiming synth starbursts and brisk, understated rhythmic
play. About halfway through Paquito resumes blowing from a dynamic point within the group, responding to
Elbio's gestures, as well as Julia's provocative, trebly electric guitar.

Repeat listenings reward efforts to parse just what's happening all at once here, as in the album's
other tracks. Repeat listening is, of course, always its own reward.
Notes by Howard Mandel enclosed

Album Production & Supervision: Julia A. Miller &
Elbio Barilari
Production: Julia A. Miller & Elbio Barilari
Recording: IV Lab Studios by Rollin Weary
Mixing: Rollin Weary, Julia A. Miller, & Elbio Barilari
Track 3 Recording: Delmark Record’s Riverside
Studio by Steve Wagner
Track 3 Mixing: Steve Wagner, Julia A. Miller, & Elbio
Graphic Design: Al Brandtner

  • Members:
    Paquito D'Rivera, Elbio Barilari, Julia Miller, Rollo Radford, Ernie Adams
  • Sounds Like:
    Free Jazz
  • Influences:
    Sun Ra, Irakere, Herbie Hancock
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