Rick Davies produces hard driving salsa and fierce danceable Latin jazz with a tinge of funkiness. He creates songs that are reminiscent of Tito Puente and Eddie Palmieri. Currently, he has three CDs containing 23 original compositions both vocal and instrumental and is currently working on songs for a new album .
Chico Manqueros of Latin Jazz Club Magazine describes: “his line of attack is to play with a swing that is not only harmonic but also danceable.” In discussing Davies’ Latin trombone soloing, Chicago DJ El Caobo states: “during these parts of the song, I cannot resist the urge to dance.”
Rick has had an extensive career with major artists in New York City and around the world. Artists he has worked with include Wayne Gorbea, Tito Puente, Charlie Palmieri, Wyclef Jean, Arrow, Manny Oquendo’s Libre, Blondie, and many others. He has traveled extensively both in the United States and around the world.
Among the places he has appeared are Tokyo, Sydney, Budapest, Amsterdam, Paris, Great Britain, Mexico, Colombia, and throughout the Caribbean.
Salsa Norteña is his third CD release and contains eight high-energy salsa and Latin jazz songs. "The bright, colorful and irresistible collection of Latin grooves is delicately arranged and expertly, vibrantly executed with immaculate taste." - Dan Bolles, Seven Days Magazine.
Salsa Norteña a CD by Rick Davies
2013 Independent Music Award Latin Music