Sanchez, Antonio

Cam Jazz, 2007CD
Instrument: Drums

Issue: 14.1

Jazz Ruler Type: Fusion
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 5
Sound Chart

Score Chart

O’s Notes: This is an all-star lineup with bassist Scott Colley, Chick Corea (p), David Sanchez (sax), Chris Potter (sax) and leader Antonio Sanchez on drums. The music is heavily syncopated with Latin rhythms and lots of punch especially on “Challenge within”. Half are Antonio originals, one by Chick, one by Metheny and two covers. The brass gets into the groove on “Did You Get It?” against a rapidly walking bass and drums. Add a little guitar from guest artist Pat Metheny to arrive at the fusion tones of “Arena”. We like the balance of burners like “Inner Urge” with relaxers like “Ballade” before they conclude with fusion on “Solar” highlighting another strong performance from Pat. Encore!


Publicist: Calibro Music