Your Daily Lick: Wayne Wallace

The Nature of the Beat (Patois Records)



This San Francisco trombonist can play, but what sets him apart is his affinity for Latin rhythms and his ability to settle into various styles as effortlessly as he floats between them. On The Nature of the Beat, Wallace does Latin funk and jazz, timba funk, cha cha, bolero, and more. None fall short, and the high-energy tracks are irresistible.