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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.

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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.

Do It!, the latest in a long series of releases that began in 1982 for Concord Picante, is no exception. “Its name is taken from the tune by our trombone player Francisco Torres that was originally called 'Duet,'” Sanchez explains. “It features a duet between the trombone and tenor sax. For a while, we even called it 'Brothers Duet,' and then Francisco suggested we just call it 'Do It.' When we announce it at gigs, the audience starts yelling, 'Do it, do it!' So, I said, 'Well, there it is. That has to be the title for the new CD!'”

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June 21, 2013

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April 29, 2013

Poncho Sanchez And His Latin Jazz Band In San Diego on May 31st

October 25, 2012

Chembo Corniel + Poncho Sanchez

August 07, 2012

Poncho Sanchez And Stanley Clarke / George Duke At High Point Festival...

November 06, 2011

Poncho Sanchez Latin Band, with Terence Blanchard, Performs at Berklee...

August 18, 2011

The 4th Hong Kong International Jazz Festival Full Line-up Announced,...

July 26, 2011

Announcing Taste In San Pedro, Featuring Local Cuisine, Music And Art...

July 07, 2011

Poncho Sanchez Headlines the Hoop City Jazz and Arts Festival in...

April 12, 2011

Poncho is Head Honcho at Cape May Fest

September 21, 2010

The Central Pennsylvania Friends of Jazz Are Proud to Present Poncho...

September 08, 2010

Los Angeles Jazz Society's 27th Annual Jazz Tribute Awards Dinner &...

July 27, 2010

Poncho Sanchez & His Latin Jazz Band, Free Concert 10/3, Yerba Buena...

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Date Detail Price
Jan4Fri
8:00 pm
Poncho Sanchez
The Coach House
San Juan Capistrano, CA
Jan25Fri
20:00
Poncho Sanchez
Yoshi's Oakland
Oakland, CA
$29
Jan25Fri
22:00
Poncho Sanchez
Yoshi's Oakland
Oakland, CA
$29
Jan26Sat
19:30
Poncho Sanchez
Yoshi's Oakland
Oakland, CA
$35
Jan26Sat
21:30
Poncho Sanchez
Yoshi's Oakland
Oakland, CA
$35
Feb1Fri
9:00 pm
Poncho Sanchez
The Music Box
San Diego, CA
Feb14Thu
12:00
Latin Love Boat Cruise: Long Beach To Ensenada
Latin Love Boat Cruise
Long Beach, CA
$670

Discography

Live In Hollywood

Live In Hollywood

Concord Picante
2012

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Chano Y Dizzy!

Concord Picante
2011

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Psychedelic Blues

Concord Picante
2009

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Raise Your Hand

Raise Your Hand

Concord Picante
2007

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Do It!

Do It!

Concord Picante
2006

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Do It!

Do It!

Concord Picante
2005

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