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Rick Davies: Siempre Salsa

Trombonist and composer Rick Davies may not have the name recognition associated with the major East Coast Latin trombone players, as his primary contributions in the field of Afro-Cuban music surround his scholarly research and publications on Cuban trumpet techniques. Nevertheless, his association with a number of Vermont and New York-based groups has kept him busy, not to mention his duties as assistant professor at Plattsburgh State University. Siempre Salsa is his latest recording in addition to his work with Bronx-based Salsa Picante, and features a variety of configurations-from sextet to big band-as well as two cuts with the Salsa Picante band.

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