David Sánchez’s Carib
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David Sánchez
Afro-Caribbean Textures

David Sánchez’s Carib

Apr 05
Miner Auditorium

A GRAMMY-winning saxophonist and member of the SFJAZZ Collective, David Sánchez presents his newest project, CARIB – a deeply personal journey using modern jazz to explore the kinship between the West African drum rhythms of Yuba, Calinda, and Sika and music in Haiti, Carriacou, and his native Puerto Rico. 

Since his early exposure with Dizzy Gillespie’s United Nations Orchestra, Sánchez has become a one of the most celebrated instrumentalists in jazz, recording ten albums as a leader and winning a Latin GRAMMY Award for his 2004 orchestral session, Coral. Over a career full of highlights, he’s performed with a roster of greats including Charlie Haden, Eddie Palmieri, Roy Haynes, Tom Harrell, Roy Hargrove, and Pat Metheny, among others. He co-led the cross-cultural Ninety Miles project with trumpeter Christian Scott and former SFJAZZ Collective vibraphonist Stefon Harris, recording a pair of albums in Havana that traced the common connections between Cuba and the U.S. through the language of jazz. The project was a natural antecedent to CARIB, in which Sánchez takes a yet deeper dive into the Afro-Caribbean musical lineage and its shared history with the American jazz tradition.

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Sánchez takes a yet deeper dive into the Afro-Caribbean musical lineage and its shared history with the American jazz tradition.

Why does David Sánchez rank among the greatest tenor saxophonists playing today? The brilliance of his technique, depth of his ideas and poetry of his tone have something to do with it.

Chicago Tribune

Why does David Sánchez rank among the greatest tenor saxophonists playing today? The brilliance of his technique, depth of his ideas and poetry of his tone have something to do with it.

Chicago Tribune

Personnel

David Sánchez tenor saxophone
Lage Lund guitar
Luis Perdomo piano
Ricky Rodriguez bass
Obed Calvaire drums
Markus Schwartz percussion
Jhan Lee Aponte percussion

He is doing what so many of the smartest musicians of the Americas are doing: fueling futuristic ambitions with old vernacular traditions, and making music that easily claims art status and yet doesn't float away on self-generated intellect.

The New York Times

Personnel

David Sánchez tenor saxophone
Lage Lund guitar
Luis Perdomo piano
Ricky Rodriguez bass
Obed Calvaire drums
Markus Schwartz percussion
Jhan Lee Aponte percussion

He is doing what so many of the smartest musicians of the Americas are doing: fueling futuristic ambitions with old vernacular traditions, and making music that easily claims art status and yet doesn't float away on self-generated intellect.

The New York Times

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David Sánchez

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David Sánchez

Manto Azul

David Sánchez

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