Antonio Sanchez

Lines In The Sand (JAZZ)

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CAMJ 7940-2

Lines In The Sand

Antonio Sanchez

CAM Jazz

8052405143532

ITF 155740

JAZZ

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CD 14,99 €

Master percussionist Antonio Sanchez considers himself a fortunate man, blessed in family, education and in having spent a peaceful and creative quarter of a century in a country that welcomed him and his talents. But the America of 2018 is not the America of 1993. The America of today has turned its back on the mutual and pragmatic relationship that used to exist with its nearest southern neighbour, Mexico. There is hate in the air, and a demagogic voice in the White House. Almost the first sound one hears on Antonio Sanchez’s powerful new album with his Migration group is a voice saying “This is wrong” and another quite calmly saying “Shame on you”. Jazz music has always had an element of protest and Lines In The Sand is a superb example of music that makes its strong point without surrendering even a fraction of its musicality. Like Jack DeJohnette, Sanchez is more than a drummer. He is a complete musician, heard here on keyboards and as a vocalist, as well as behind his kit. He is, though, one of those rare percussionists who can make the familiar drumset sound like a single instrument one minute, and a complete orchestra the next. Here, then, is an urgent despatch from a country in pain, a country whose rich heritage of immigration – from Europe, from Africa, from the Southern half of the American continent – has suddenly been called into question. (Brian Morton)

PERSONNEL:

ANTONIO SANCHEZ, drums, voice and additional keyboards
JOHN ESCREET, piano, Fender Rhodes and Prophet Synthesizer
MATT BREWER, acoustic and electric bass
THANA ALEXA, voice and effects
CHASE BAIRD, tenor saxophone and Ewi
NATHAN SHRAM, viola on Travesía Part II
ELAD KABILIO, cello on Travesía Part II and Long Road

TRACK LISTING:

01. Travesía Intro
02. Travesía (Part I - Part II - Part III)
03. Long Road
04. Bad Hombres Y Mujeres
05. Home
06. Lines In The Sand (Part I - Part II)