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Rick Davies music was hard driving salsa and fierce danceable Latin jazz with a tinge of funkiness. He created songs reminiscent of Tito Puente and Eddie Palmieri. His four CDs contain 31 original compositions both vocal and instrumental.
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's had an extensive career with major artists in New York City and around the world. He worked with Wayne Gorbea, Tito Puente, Charlie Palmieri, Wyclef Jean, Arrow, Manny Oquendo’s Libre, Blondie, and many others. He traveled extensively both in the United States and around the world - Tokyo, Sydney, Budapest, Amsterdam, Paris, Great Britain, Mexico, Colombia, and throughout the Caribbean.
Salsa Norteña, his third CD release, 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.
Thugtet, Davies' fourth CD (released in 2017) features the funkier side of Latin and jazz.