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“… mesmerizing and elemental…” – Latin Jazznet.com
Poncho Sanchez has been preaching the “gospel of the clave” for over three decades. In that time, he has not only carried on the legacy of his mentor, Cal Tjader but expanded his ensemble’s repertoire to incorporate forays into classic soul music and blues, all the while honoring the folkloric roots of Afro-Cuban music. Poncho’s choice of rhythmic moods and material are both intriguing and crowd-pleasing. His band can easily switches gears from pensive boleros to high-energy mambos and rumbas, or at the drop of a hat, make a quick detour into a funky James Brown groove. His latest recording, Live in Hollywood, celebrates his 30th anniversary as a recording artist for Concord Records.