AFRICA - promo video
Rick’s fourth recording, AFRICA, delves into new territory –the music continues to explore stylistic frontiers while maintaining a standard of musical excellence. The influences are there: you can hear Corea, Metheny, McFerrin, Steely Dan and many others melded into a new vocal, percussive, evolving experience.
Samba w/vocals and melodica, flute/alto flute work
World music with a cappella voices, percussion, flute
Cosmic monastery with ethereal maiden voices
Manhattan Transer - style vocals with straight-ahead sax burn at end
Sailor's vocal ballad with piano, mandolin
Jefferson Airplane tune with an asian/jazz twist - soprano sax / tablas/ bass vamp
Piano solo a la Corea, Jarrett
Meditative chant - a cappella with tablas
AFRICA - the tunes
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Rick sings and plays all acoustic and electric guitars, basses and keyboards. Other instruments as listed.
Soprano and Alto Flutes Anne Drummond
Tenor and Soprano Saxophones Alexey Nikolaev
Drums Ken French
Congas, Percussion David Solomon
Tablas Chaz Hastings
Vocals - Jen Dunton, Bev Dunton, Jill Waldron,
Nel Krueger, Erin McGaughan, John Kenning, Larry Murante
Standard, straight ahead. Rick plays acoustic bass and piano - (not at the same time!)
The Rocker - Elecric guitars with vocals, hot sax at end