Open main menu

Rico Rodriguez (musician)

Jamaican musician

Rico Rodriguez MBE (born Emmanuel Rodriguez; 17 October 1934[1] – 4 September 2015), also known as simply Rico, as well as Reco or El Reco, was a Cuban ska and reggae trombonist. He was born in Havana and grew up in Kingston, Jamaica. He has recorded with many producers, including Karl Pitterson, Prince Buster, and Lloyd "Matador" Daley. He was known as one of the first and most distinguished Ska artists.

Rico Rodriguez
Ricogf (cropped).JPG
Rico Rodriguez at Guilfest 2012
Background information
Birth nameEmmanuel Rodriguez
Born(1934-10-17)17 October 1934
Havana, Cuba
OriginKingston, Jamaica
Died4 September 2015(2015-09-04) (aged 80)
London, England
GenresSka, reggae, jazz
OccupationsMusician
InstrumentsTrombone
Years active1958–2015
Associated actsThe Specials
Jools Holland's Rhythm and Blues Orchestra

ReferencesEdit

Other websitesEdit

  Media related to Rico Rodriguez at Wikimedia Commons