Rick Davies and the Latin Funk Thugtet with the SUNY Plattsburgh
Rick Davies and Salsa Nortena at the City Hall Stage. With Papo Ross, Alex Stewart, John Rivers, Peter Krag, Jonathon Maldonado, and Pichi Ainsley.
The Latin jazz Thugtet, Featuring: Rick Davies-trombone; Wayne Davison-tenor sax; Herm Matlock-trumpet; Shawn Parrotte-guitar; Stuart Benner-Campbell-bass; Michael Lewandowski-drums; and Bill Bougill-percussion. Check out the best in funk, jazz, Latin music, and Caribbean music.
Sounds Like: Tito Puente, El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico, Sandoval Arturo, Fania Records, Marc Anthony
Label: Emlyn Music
Manager: Rick Davies
Bio: Winner of an Independent Music Award, Salsa Norteña is the latest CD release by composer/trombonist Rick Davies and contains eight high-energy salsa and Latin jazz songs that reflect the 25 years that he was active on the salsa, Caribbean, and jazz music scenes in New York City. With the new CD D...See Full Bio
“Latin Jazz Network Review That Rick Davies is a fine trombonist is something that is fast coming to light. This record, Salsa Norteña showcases his skills in the grand manner. His beautiful burnished tone and bronzed colours are accompanied by some of the finest smears and growls that so uplift his instrument that he is elevated to the top echelons of it. Davies makes the notes in his energetic lines rise and fall like charged particles in an atom. He can also make these lines inhabit different planes as they strut and leap, making scalar elevations with expansive glissandi. Davies can also make powerful utterances en route to a fluid phrase, combining human, speech-like resonances with pure brassy tones. In some respects he resembles a cross between the Brazilian, Raul De Souza and the raw and gutsy majesty of Roswell Rudd. Davies finds a perfect foil in the vocalastics of Jorge “Papo” Ross, who sings with such precision and uncannily perfect pitch that he lays claim to having”