Poncho Sanchez - Cambios (1991) [Latin Jazz, World Fusion]; FLAC (image+.cue)

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Poncho Sanchez - Cambios (1991) [Latin Jazz, World Fusion]; FLAC (image+.cue)

Unread postby Mike1985 » 16 Dec 2018, 13:22

Artist: Poncho Sanchez
Album: Cambios
Genre: Latin Jazz, World Fusion
Label: Concord Picante
Released: 1991
Quality: FLAC (image+.cue)
  1. Yesterdays (Kern-Harbach) - 4:57
  2. El Sabroson (Torres-Banda-Sanchez) - 5:17
  3. Cambios (Torres) - 5:42
  4. My Foolish Heart (Washington-Young) - 6:16
  5. Hey Bud (Torres) - 4:26
  6. Insight (Fitch) - 4:58
  7. In a Sentimental Mood (Ellington-Kurtz-Mills) - 7:46
  8. Pique (Torres-Sanchez) - 5:44
  9. Sky Dive (Hubbard) - 6:15
  10. Chanko (Torres) - 6:31


  • Poncho Sanchez - congas, percussion, lead vocals
  • David Torres - piano, musical director
  • Tony Banda - bass, background vocals
  • Ramon Banda - timbales, percussion
  • Sal Cracchiolo - trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Art Velasco - trombone, background vocals
  • Gene Burkert - alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, flute
  • Jose "Papo" Rodriguez - bongos, percussion, background vocals
    special guest:
  • Freddie Hubbard (#1,4,9) - trumpet, flugelhorn

Poncho Sanchez's many recordings for Concord Picante, going back to 1982, are quite consistent. Boppish solos mix in with an emphasis on Latin percussion to create high-quality, accessible Latin jazz. This particular CD is another delightful and infectious effort highlighted by a group vocal on "El Sabroson," melodic improvisations and the three exciting percussionists. Trombonist Art Velasco (featured on "In a Sentimental Mood") is powerful on "Pique" and emerges as the top soloist of the program, along with pianist David Torres (who is the musical director). Trumpeter Freddie Hubbard makes three guest appearances, but these are disappointments -- he is average on "Yesterdays" and "Sky Dive" and cracks an excess of notes on "My Foolish Heart." Otherwise, this is a rewarding and typically infectious Poncho Sanchez set.
Review by Scott Yanow

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