RIP Rico Rodriguez

Rico Rodriguez has died at the age of 80. Rico was a Cuban-born Jamaican ska and reggae trombonist for the British Ska band The Specials.

Birth name Emmanuel Rodriguez
Also known as Reco, El Reco
Born 17 October 1934
Havana, Cuba
Origin Kingston, Jamaica
Died 4 September 2015 (aged 80)
London, England
Genres Ska, reggae, jazz
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Trombone
Years active 1958–2015
Associated acts The Specials
Jools Holland’s Rhythm and Blues Orchestra