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

Front       (click to enlarge)       Back

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Personnel -

Rick sings and plays all acoustic and electric guitars, basses and keyboards. Other instruments as listed.

 

Featuring:
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

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Africa cover - art credit Jennifer Waldron.jpg