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Klay D-C – RITMO

Klay D-C (Klay Dumas-Copas) was infected by the music-virus through his father Ronnie, who played in The Dedicated Men Jug band in the ’60s.

Klay started his career with the group The Jazz Steppers (further members were Pat Leacock, Dean Mark and Tony Smith) and released the albums Get Up! (1998) and The Next Step (2000). Both albums were published on Passion Music, UK’s premium label in contemporary jazz. Unfortunately this label discontinued its production like many others.

But Passion Music’s artists especially Chris Standring, Duncan Millar, Shakatak and more are still around. So nothing is lost. Klay spent some time in Roy Ayer’s Ubiquity Band, which he quit in 2005. Klay’s return in the contemporary jazz scene is entitled RITMO (2010), the Spanish word for rhythm.

Klay has assembled on his album UK’s prominent musicians Allan Simpson (guitars), Rene Melonez, Orefo Orakweu and Dean Mark (bass), Jason Short and Tony Smith (guitars), Andrew Milnes (sax), Mark Saunders and Bob Morales (drums/programming).

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Klay D-C – Ritmo

A member of Roy Ayers’ Ubiquity from 1999 – 2004, Klay Dumas-Copas has been composing since he was 16 years old. His band The Jazz Steppers won the Best Jazz Act MOBO in 1998. He released the solo album On Reflection through indy UK label Timewarp in 2000. In 2001 he was asked by Sony Jazz UK to put together a band for Guitarist Martin Taylor’s UK tour to promote Martin’s new album Nitelife produced by Kirk Whalum.

Ritmo is his second solo release presenting dynamic, lyrical latin jazz fusion from the creator of the MOBO winning Jazz Steppers. Your choice at CDBaby.