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Marta Sánchez: Danza Imposible

Read "Danza Imposible" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Dovetailing lines, capering rhythms, and colorful harmonies rise to the surface and coalesce on pianist Marta Sánchez's Danza Imposible. Just don't expect them to arrive in predictable fashion. Instead of taking the obvious pathways through or directly to an idea, Sánchez paves byways and discovers wormholes that prove far more interesting and meaningful as travel routes. Some of her writing is built around the idea of problem-solving, concept-making or code-breaking, and all of her music has strong conceptual footing, but ...

ALBUM REVIEW

Marta Sanchez Quintet: Partenika

Read "Partenika" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

A marriage of moody yet calming piano seesaws, cymbal swells, and arco bass serves as the entry portal into pianist Marta Sanchez's Partenika. The feelings that come over the mind and body while taking in those overlaid ingredients during the opening of “Opening" must be like what Dorothy felt when she awoke in Oz or what Alice must have experienced when she went down the rabbit hole: in other words, it's like waking up to a whole new and wondrous ...


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