Track

Poncho Sanchez

Primary Instrument: Congas

Born: October 30, 1951    

Poncho Sanchez

Psychedelic Blues is Poncho Sanchez’s new album and twenty-fourth recording on Concord Records. The album features a more Latin jazz influenced sound honoring the tradition of Sanchez’s earlier Concord recordings.

Psychedelic Blues is Sanchez’s tribute to the traditional Latin jazz roots and musical memories of his childhood. The album opens with the simmering “Cantaloupe Island,” a Herbie Hancock composition recast in a Latin jazz groove. The title track is a fast-moving mambo, originally written by Sonny Henry and arranged here by Francisco Torres.

Full Bio:

More than anything else, Poncho Sanchez is a storyteller. And, as leader of the most popular Latin jazz group in the world today, it's his congas and seasoned ensemble that do the talking. Live in concert or on recordings, they spin vivacious tales that pay homage to the glories of a half-century tradition that was born when Afro-Cuban rhythms merged with bebop. One-on-one, the Chicano conguero is equally expressive, recounting in vivid detail the encounters, friendships, and passions that have contributed to his remarkable career as a bandleader and recording artist. Behind the choice of every song, album title and guest artist, there's a story Poncho Sanchez delights in telling....
read more

  • Chano Y Dizzy!

    Concord Picante
    2011
  • Psychedelic Blues

    Concord Picante
    2009
  • Raise Your Hand

    Concord Picante
    2007
  • Do It!

    Concord Picante
    2006
  • Do It!

    Concord Picante
    2005
  • Out Of Sight!

    Concord Music Group
    2003
  • Out Of Sight

    Concord Music Group
    2003
View More Albums

This information is provided by discogs.com or the profile administrator.

Please Sign Up or Log In to send your inquiry.

Events Calendar

Date Venue Ticket
May09 Poncho Sanchez & His Latin Jazz Band
Wisconsin Union Theater
Madison, WI
buy

Post these events to your social pages. Learn how here.

comments powered by Disqus
Rank: 588 Views: 14,571 Fans: 4
Featured recording “Live In Hollywood”

Live In Hollywood
Concord Picante (2012)

Weekly Giveaways

Roscoe Mitchell

Roscoe Mitchell

About | Enter

Peter Lerner

Peter Lerner

About | Enter

Jamie Saft

Jamie Saft

About | Enter

Sun Trio

Sun Trio

About | Enter

An innovative and rich resource For Jazz Musicians

The All About Jazz musician database grows daily
with the help of musicians, supportive professionals and advocates.

Musician? Plug in and promote yourself today.

Learn how