Rico Rodriguez (musician)

Emmanuel "Rico" Rodriguez MBE (17 October 1934 – 4 September 2015), also known as Rico, Reco or El Reco, was a Cuban-born Jamaican ska and reggae trombonist. He recorded with producers such as Karl Pitterson, Prince Buster, and Lloyd Daley. He was known as one of the first ska musicians. Beginning in the 1960s, he worked with The Members, The Specials, Jools Holland, and Paul Young.

Rico Rodriguez
Rodriguez at GuilFest 2012
Background information
Birth nameEmmanuel Rodriguez
Also known asReco, El Reco[1]
Born(1934-10-17)17 October 1934
Havana, Cuba
OriginKingston, Jamaica
Died4 September 2015(2015-09-04) (aged 80)
London, England
GenresSka, reggae[2]
Occupation(s)Musician
InstrumentsTrombone
Years active1958–2015
Associated actsThe Specials, Jools Holland's Rhythm and Blues Orchestra