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Rico Rodriguez

One of the most prolific session players of Jamaica's pre- ska era, trombonist Rico Rodriguez recorded both as a solo artist and as an honorary member of The Specials. He is a highly regarded musician both in England and his homeland of Jamaica.

Born Emmanuel Rodriguez on October 17, 1934, in Kingston, his musical pursuits began while attending Kingston's Alpha Boys School, an institution for wayward boys, where he studied trombone under the legendary Don Drummond. From 1954 to 1957 Rico continued his musical education at Stoney Hill Music School. During these years his musical influences were the two jazz trombonists J.J. Johnson and Kai Winding.

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