Rubim de Toledo – The Drip

Rubim de Toledo – The Drip

July 17, 2023

Rubim de Toledo: bass, guitar, additional percussion & keyboards
Karimah: vocals (3, 4, 7)
Bob Tildesley: trumpet
Audrey Ochoa: trombone
Chris Andrew: keyboards
Felix Tellez: guitar (1)
Raul Tabera: congas, bongos, djembe, guiro, jam blocks, timbales
Jamie Cooper: drums

Award-winning bassist, composer, and bandleader Rubim de Toledo continues to expand his fertile  catalogue of original music with his exciting new release The Drip. On this beautiful new record, the Brazilian-Canadian musician delves deeper into his tropical roots, exploring sounds from Brazil, Cuba, the Caribbean, as well as Afrobeat, funk, and jazz music. 

De Toledo – a winner of multiple Western Canadian Music Awards (Jazz Artist of the Year 2018, Instrumental Artist of the Year 2021) – began his professional career in Edmonton, Alberta at the age of 17, performing with Albertan jazz legends Tommy Banks, PJ Perry and Clarence “Big” Miller. Since then, he has become a sought-after sideman and bandleader, releasing seven full-length recordings of original music and securing a position as one of Western Canada’s most celebrated musical artists. As a bassist, de Toledo has shared the stage with a long list of international jazz stars, including the likes of Mulgrew Miller, Terrell Stafford, Dick Oatts, Wycliffe Gordon, Peter Bernstein, Sean Jones, Jason Marsalis, Bob Mintzer, Ralph Bowen, and John Riley.

For The Drip, Rubim has invited Edmonton-based songstress Karimah to join him as a collaborator on three songs alongside an all-star lineup of Western Canadian jazz stalwarts. The album features nine original world jazz pieces, each with its own unique story to tell.

Release Date: Friday, August 25th, 2023