- Artist: Ramsey Embick
- Format: CD
- Release Date:2/18/2003
Ramsey's CD will be new to you, but his experience as a studio musician means that you have probably already heard him. In addition to four years as music director and keyboard player for the Pointer Sisters, he worked on projects in the capacity of arranger, studio musician, and songwriter with such acts as Michael Jackson, Gladys Knight, Ray Charles, Kiss and Kurtis Blow. Although Ramsey's primary discipline is post-bop jazz piano (as this record showcases), he has a long-standing relation with Latin music. He has worked with Roland Vasquez & The Urban Ensemble, Michael Spiro, Claudio Roditi, Andy Montanez, Jesus Alphonso lead drummer for Los Munequitos de Mantanzas, and opened up for Tito Puente and Arturo Sanduval. Solo Piano features Cuban congero Sandy Perez on tracks #2, and #8. Ramsey Embick blends a beautifully soft touch on the piano keys with the vibrant pizzazz of latin rhythms. He's one of Portland's most talented jazz musicians, and this album should bring the kind attention he has long deserved.' -- Willamette Week Ramsey Embick, Jazz Pianist, one look at his credits reveals a musician respected by his peers and who's talents are in demand by recording artists and producers internationally. Ramsey also has the distinction of having one of the most exciting and entertaining Latin groups from Portland, Oregon. His band doesn't just play great music with a flavor here and there, this group takes their audience on a jazz tour of this American Art form that goes to the Caribbean, Latin America and beyond.
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