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My blog is still on holiday until Wednesday, December 30, 2020. All the best from my local beach (Bar Beach today). I have started to read the EU-UK agreement. Not very enlightening I can tell you. Music to follow …
Music – Fu Man Chu from Rico Rodriguez and Don Drummond
This is what I have been listening to today while working.
It is one of my favourite trombone players – Emmanuel ‘Rico’ Rodriguez – who sadly died in September 2015 at the age of 80.
He was born in Cuba but made his name in Jamaica after being taught by none other than – Don Drummond – one of the all-time best brass players from Kingston.
The undoubted best jazz, reggae trombone player of all time.
Rico played devotional music (rasta) with Jamaican hand drummer – Count Ossie in the 1950s and later with Winston Rodney aka Burning Spear.
He then moved to the UK and started playing jazz reggae before joining The Specials and playing ska.
His best album was in 1976 – Man from Wareika – which is one of my all-time favourites.
This track – Fu Man Chu – was written by Rico Rodriguez and was on the 2000 album he recorded with Don Drummond – Reggae Jazz Attack (Charly Records, Germany).
The Rico Rodriguez All Stars are the other musicians and comprise some of the best studio musicians in Jamaica.
The album travels with me everywhere on my iPhone.
That is enough for today!
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