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Album Review

David Sanchez: Carib

Read "Carib" reviewed by Friedrich Kunzmann


Puerto Rican Saxophonist David Sanchez belongs to the most prolific jazz musicians of the past twenty to thirty years. Not that the quality of his output suffers from the frequency of publications. Beyond his own highly praised recordings, he is recognized for his contributions to groups led by the likes of Kenny Barron, Pat Metheny and late Roy Hargrove, to name only a few. Grammy nominated for a variety of different projects and having won the Latin Grammy in the ...

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Interview

David Sanchez: Ninety-Mile Bridge

Read "David Sanchez: Ninety-Mile Bridge" reviewed by Ian Patterson


What, besides music, transcends geopolitical divides so gracefully? What else unites people of different nationalities, political persuasions and religious creeds in common celebration just quite as harmoniously? Religions may have captured the hearts and minds of the majority of the planet's people, but remain bastions of ultra-conservatism and mistrust, despite all the rhetoric to the contrary. Sport too, may mobilize greater numbers of people than music, but all too often descends into ugly tribalism. The hippy generation may have got ...

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Album Review

David Sanchez: Cultural Survival

Read "Cultural Survival" reviewed by Brandt Reiter


Never one to play it safe, the adventurous Puerto Rican saxophonist David Sánchez has switched record labels, leaving Sony Music after a fruitful 11-year stint that culminated in a Latin Grammy for Coral, his 2004 CD of Latin classics with strings. He’s also revamped his band--out is longtime alto sax associate Miguel Zenón (who’s since emerged as a terrific leader in his own right); replacing him in the ensemble’s frontline is the young Norwegian guitarist Lage Lund, winner of the ...

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Album Review

David Sanchez: Cultural Survival

Read "Cultural Survival" reviewed by Chris May


It's been almost four years since saxophonist David Sanchez released Coral (Columbia, 2004), the disc which marked the end of an eleven year relationship with Sony Music--and it's wonderful to have his big, singing, prolix tenor back, on song and kicking.

Sanchez has not been idle since Coral, touring extensively with his own band, on a world tour with singer Dee Dee Bridgewater, and on a US tour with guitarist Pat Metheny. He also gave a few headline ...

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Album Review

David Sanchez: Coral

Read "Coral" reviewed by Andrew Durkin


David Sanchez's Coral is the latest in what has turned out to be a somewhat lonely genre: the orchestral jazz album, in which a soloist is placed against a backdrop of strings (think Sketches of Spain , Focus , or Charlie Parker with Strings ). It's an airy, lush, thoughtful work, with a program that is a fascinating mix of South American composers influenced by French Impressionists, performed by a Puerto Rican saxophonist with a Czech orchestra in tow (whew!). ...

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Interview

David Sanchez: A Candid Look at Music and Business Part 2-2

Read "David Sanchez: A Candid Look at Music and Business  Part 2-2" reviewed by Matt Merewitz


Part 1 | Part 2

It's hard to gauge what the jazz community knows about saxophonist David Sanchez. If you have BET Jazz, you may have seen him on those corny interludes - “How did you discover your sense of jazz?" Albeit, a lot of people I've talked to, know very little about Sanchez. “Go look at the records - then you'll see I've been around for quite a while," says Sanchez in the lobby of the Sheraton Hotel in ...

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David Sanchez: A Candid Look at Music and Business, Part 1 of 2

Read "David Sanchez: A Candid Look at Music and Business, Part 1 of 2" reviewed by Matt Merewitz


Part 1 | Part 2

It's hard to gauge what the jazz community knows about saxophonist David Sanchez. If you have BET Jazz, you may have seen him on those corny interludes - “How did you discover your sense of jazz?" Albeit, a lot of people I've talked to, know very little about Sanchez. “Go look at the records - then you'll see I've been around for quite a while," says Sanchez in the lobby of the Sheraton Hotel in ...


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