He is an innovative player and inventor of percussion instruments, who is also
a cutting edge poet, lyricist, elocutionist and a skilled producer of music.
“ The Bruce Lee of the Wah-Wah Shakers “
…..Mickey Hart - Grateful Dead drummer
“He ranks up there with the top ranks of the field”
…..Gary Bartz - Jazz giant, saxophonist with Miles Davis and others
“Fredrico is very open and spontaneous, easy to play with as a musician and easy to get along with as a person”
…..Dave Samuels - mallet master and co-founder of Spyro Gyra
Fredrico has played with many luminaries in the world of music, like:
Airto, Bo Diddley, Giovanni Hidalgo, Gary Bartz, John Hicks,
Dave Samuels, Merl Saunders, Steve Kimock, Papa John Creach and
Cedric Lawson. Just to name a few of his cohorts in sound.
Fredrico’s instruments have graced the stages and studio sessions of such talents as: The Grateful Dead, Santana, The Who, Paul Simon, Steely Dan,
The Neville Brothers, Jeff Beck, Traffic, Little Feat, David Byrne,
Talking Heads, George Clinton & P-Funk, Airto & Flora Purim,
Spyro Gyra, Al Jarreau, Mickey Hart’s Planet Drum, King Crimson,
Late Night with David Letterman plus many others and have been heard on
hundreds of major motion picture and TV soundtracks.
As a producer his credits include: Bo Diddley,
Airto, Giovanni Hidalgo, Zakir Hussain, Gary Bartz and
sessions with Grammy nominated engineer, David Ivory.
Fredrico got his spark to write poetry from his high school English teacher
and friend, Dean Koontz, the prolific best selling author.
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