Ten swirling and euphonic Afro-Latin gems from the Congolose band Ry-co Jazz, recorded between 1961 and 1966 for the Disques Vogue series “Dansons avec…”.
Ry-co Jazz was one of the leading combos during the heydays of Afro-Latin music in Central and West Africa. Their rhythmical and amusing play tempted European listeners and soon they recorded in France and toured all over Europe. After the Disques Vogue period in 1966 Ry-co Jazz embarked for Martinique to play one gig and unex-pectedly wrote a new chapter in the Caribbean music history. Radio Martiko tracked down the more obscure masterpieces from the pre-Martinique repertoire of this cosmopolitan band.