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Born in Mexico City, 5 time Grammy Award winner Antonio Sanchez began playing the drums at age five and performed professionally in his early teens in Mexico’s rock, jazz and latin scenes. He pursued a degree in classical piano at the National Conservatory in Mexico and in 1993 enrolled in Berklee College of Music and New England Conservatory, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude in Jazz Studies. Since moving to New York City in 1999, Antonio has become one of the most sought-after drummers in the international jazz scene. Following 18 years and 9 albums as one of the most revered collaborators with guitarist/composer Pat Metheny, he also has recorded and performed with many other most prominent artists like Chick Corea, Gary Burton, Michael Brecker, Charlie Haden and Toots Thielmans. In 2014 Sanchez’s popularity soared when he scored Alejandro González Iñárritu’s Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) which ended up fetching 4 Academy awards (including best picture) and for which Antonio won a Grammy award


Article: Radio & Podcasts

Antonio Sanchez & Migration, ARC Trio, Atte Aho and Dave Weckl

Read "Antonio Sanchez & Migration, ARC Trio, Atte Aho and Dave Weckl" reviewed by Len Davis

The Backstage, Antonio Sanchez and ARC Trio with the  John Daversa big band. Finnish guitarist Atte Aho, and Dave Weckl-Live. Human Element, Joe Zawinul and Jim Funnel. We finish with Marcus Miller and Steve Smith and Vital Information.Playlist The Backstage “Some Skunk Blues" from Isolation (Reingold) 00:00 Antonio Sanchez & Migration “Channels Of Energy" from The ...

Article: Album Review

Benjamin Koppel: White Buses: Passage To Freedom

Read "White Buses: Passage To Freedom" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Il sassofonista e compositore Benjamin Koppel è uno dei massimi jazzmen danesi: in trent'anni di carriera ha inciso più di sessanta dischi con i massimi nomi del jazz contemporaneo e il suo nome spicca per il trio con Scott Colley e Brian Blade e per il quartetto con Colley, Kenny Werner e Jack DeJohnette (The Art ...


Article: Album Review

Chris Keefe: Opening

Read "Opening" reviewed by Geannine Reid

Chris Keefe may be new to the jazz recording scene as a leader, but his debut album, aptly titled Opening (Zugzwangbebop Records, 2023), reflects his lifetime commitment to the intricate art of jazz. With an academic background from the New England Conservatory and Manhattan School of Music and performance credits alongside Joe LaBarbera and Antonio Sanchez, ...


Held Together

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2023
Track listing: Losing Eurydice (feat. Antonio Sánchez); Where Y'At; Rising Sun; Kyrgyz Jeri; Closing Medley; Sayang Kinabalu; Held Together; Losing Eurydice (Ballad Edit)


Turkish Hipster: Tales From Swing To Psychedelic

Label: Dunya Records
Released: 2023
Track listing: A Capoeira Turca (Baia Havası); Times of the Turtledove; The Boston Beat; Estarabim; Abraham Suite I. The Fire; Abraham Suite II. The Sacrifice; Abraham Suite III. The Call "A Touch of Eternity".


White Buses: Passage To Freedom

Label: Cowbell Music
Released: 2023
Track listing: Introduction / Testimonial I; The Devil Under the Skin; Testimonial II; The Woman with Her Violin; Testimonial III; I Was Terrified; Testimonial IV; Talking About Food; Testimonial V; Two Birds in a Nest; Testimonial VI; The Planes in the Sky; Testimonial VII; Rumours; Testimonial VIII; Die Dänen Raus; Testimonial IX; My Father; Testimonial X; The White Bus; Testimonial XI; The Goodbye; Testimonial XII; Potsdam; Testimonial XIII; The Welcoming pt. 1; The Welcoming pt. 2; Testimonial XIV; Awake or Dreaming; Testimonial XV; Fantastic Miracle; Testimonial XVI; The Golden Carriage.


On Becoming

Label: GroundUP Music
Released: 2023
Track listing: Folding Cranes; Avaloch; 705; Hang in the Air; Tsumamion; Azures; Still; The Wall; Kabuseori.


Article: Album Review

Benjamin Koppel: White Buses: Passage To Freedom

Read "White Buses: Passage To Freedom" reviewed by Doug Collette

If saxophonist/composer/bandleader Benjamin Koppel has proven anything over the last few years, it is that he has no trouble finding sources of inspiration for his work. Whether it is just for the sake of blowing with a redoubtable rhythm section in the form of bassist Scott Colley and drummer Brian Blade on Perspective (Cowbell ...


Article: Jazz Raconteurs

Allison Au's Migration Project: Transition, Trauma, and Transcendence

Read "Allison Au's Migration Project: Transition, Trauma, and Transcendence" reviewed by Dave Kaufman

"Human beings are both fixed and wandering, settlers and nomads. Our history is the story of the nomad giving way to the settler but when people are unsettled, they have to migrate." (Ruth Padel, On Migration, 2013) Human migration has exerted a profound and far-reaching influence on the evolution of our civilization and the ...


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