Antonio Sanchez is a dynamite drummer. Make no mistake about it, this guy smokes. A native of Mexico City, and playing since he was five years old, Sanchez has worked with and led several groups. Notably, his work with Pat Metheny is stunning and remarkable.
Antonio is a very musical drummer that creates a backdrop of wild enthusiasm and his uncanny sense of the solo sparks the improvisors. His foundation establishes and leads to the soloists greater creation sparked by the driving, articulate and accurate foundation created by Antonio.
This coming Spring he will be working with another stellar trio led by Chick Corea and will feature veteran bassist, Eddie Gomez. The interplay and musicianship that should result from this dynamic trio can only be left to the imagination. They will have a feature spot this coming June at the 2010 Heineken Jazz Festival in Puerto Rico.
Migration, an album showcasing Sanchez as a leader is vibrant and colorful. This piano-less group is held together by Sanchez’ powerful bedrock of support for all the soloists in the group. Sanchez has the artistry to drive and support without being overpowering and overbearing therefore leaving the soloist space and support to insert the ideas coming out of the driving drummers rhythms.