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Radio & Podcasts

Bruce Ditmas, Antonio Sanchez & Migration, Return To Forever And Erik Escobar

Read "Bruce Ditmas, Antonio Sanchez & Migration, Return To Forever And Erik Escobar" reviewed by Len Davis


Some contemporary jazz from Bruce Ditmas with John Abercrombie, plus The Meredian Suite from Antonio Sanchez & Migration. We finish with Erik Escobar, Return To Forever and the Yellowjackets.Playlist Steve Hunt “First Creation" from Connections (Spice Rack) 00:00 Bruce Ditmas"Pulp" from What If (Postcards) 08:34 Antonio Sanchez & Migration “Channels of Energy" from The Meridian Suite (Cam Jazz) 17:09 Trinity “Weather is Changing" from Mysterious Voyages (Tone Centre) 25:34 Return To Forever “Vulcan Worlds" from Return To Forever ...

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Live Review

Festival International de Jazz de Montréal 2019

Read "Festival International de Jazz de Montréal 2019" reviewed by John Kelman


Festival International de Jazz de Montréal Various Venues Montréal, Canada June 27 -July 1, 2019 Forty years. Not a lifetime, perhaps, but a remarkably long time for any festival to not only continue to exist but, despite increasing challenges, to thrive. An even greater achievement when it's the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal, which has grown from its humble beginnings In 1980 into the largest festival of its kind in the world. A festival ...

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In Pictures

2018 Moncalieri Jazz Festival

Read "2018 Moncalieri Jazz Festival" reviewed by Antonio Baiano


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Album Review

Antonio Sanchez: Bad Hombre

Read "Bad Hombre" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky


Antonio Sanchez's drum score for Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) served as a game-changer in the film industry, completely upending notions of what a soundtrack can and can't be. But more importantly, it altered our collective viewpoint on what the art of solo drumming is capable of expressing. Pulling sound from nothing more than skins and cymbals, Sanchez managed to produce and reflect serious emotional content. So is it any surprise that the next phase of his evolutionary ...

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Live Review

Antonio Sanchez Group at Jazz Standard

Read "Antonio Sanchez Group at Jazz Standard" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky


Antonio Sanchez Group Jazz Standard New York, NY September 15, 2017 There certainly are musicians out there who lean heavily on chops in order to mask deficiencies in other areas, but nobody could ever get away with painting Antonio Sanchez as one of them. The man may have serious technique, but he has no Achilles' heel, or at least not one we've seen, and his skills all rest in balance to one another. His standing ...

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Multiple Reviews

Antonio Sanchez: Three Times Three & The Meridian Suite

Read "Antonio Sanchez: Three Times Three & The Meridian Suite" reviewed by Doug Collette


With his two simultaneously released albums, Three Times Three and The Meridian Suite, Antonio Sanchez posits himself as the next great drummer who's a great bandleader. Alternately emphasizing his composing skills and his musicianship, as he did on his acclaimed score to the film Birdman, this native of Mexico City never overtly draws attention to himself, preferring to nurture the interaction of those around him, thereby making himself nothing less than conspicuous by his relative absence. In doing so, he ...

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Album Review

Antonio Sanchez: New Life

Read "New Life" reviewed by Phil Barnes


Ever felt as if modern jazz lost its way somewhere along the line? Too many artists constructing beautifully played, superbly recorded music that fails to connect at any emotional level whatsoever--it gets played a couple of times before being filed away in the collection never to emerge again. Well, the signs are more positive for this new CD by Antonio Sanchez which marks a huge leap forward from the the enjoyable Live in New York at the Jazz Standard from ...


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