“Rico Vacilon” is a tune that Melissa taught us after she went to Cuba to study music. This deceptively simple song requires a rhythm that must be just so. When people hear that cha-cha beat they cant help but to start to dance. Melissas voice is beautiful on this cut. Maybe one day well go to Cuba together.
“Rico Vacilon” was recorded during the June 7, 2009 performance by the Dysfunctional Family Jazz Band (DFJB) at New York’s celebrated music venue the Rodeo Bar. The band includes Patty Carpenter and Melissa Shetler on vocals, Scott Shetler on saxophone, Tony Garnier on bass, Paul Sullivan on guitar, and Russ Meissner on drums.