A Fuego Vivo is a live septet set with the latin vibes master out front of Mark Levine on keys, the great percussionist Panco Sanchez on congas, and Gary Foster on alto and flute. It's a pretty atypically frenetic set for such a late date – with wonderfully tight, yet still quite jamming takes on "Serenita", "Ponco Con Dos Amigos", "Mindanao", "Tesoro", "Santo Domingo", "Naima" and "The Continental". (Jazz, Latin)CD
A great live set led by conga master Pancho Sanchez – one that ranges from blistering Latin and salsa-based jams, to more straight forward jazzy numbers. Pancho's crew includes Tony Banda on bass, Ramon Banda on timpales, Jose Rodriguez on bongos and an assortment of percussion, Art Velasco on trombone, and Gene Burkert on sax and flute. Tracks include "Siempre Me Va Bien", "Alafia", "Manteca", "La Familia", "Bien Sabroso", "Sonando" and more! CD
Poncho Sanchez & Terence Blanchard —
Chano Y Dizzy ... CD Concord, 2011. Used ...
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A pretty wonderful tribute to the pioneering talents of conga great Chano Pozo and jazz trumpet giant Dizzy Gillespie – led by Poncho Sanchez and Terrence Blanchard! The set gets off to an incredible start on a medley in which the players so deftly blend Latin percussion, vocals and rhythms with Diz-indebted jazz – and that high quality is maintained throughout! Exciting, passionate play from the leaders and a group that includes Tony Banda on bass, Rob Hardt on sax, David Torres on piano, Francisco Torres on trombone and others. Includes "Chano Pozo Medley: Tin Tim Deo/Manteca/Guachi Guaro", Dizzy's incredible "Con Alma" and "Groovin' High", "Wandering Wonder", "Siboney", "Dizzy's Dashiki", "Nocturna", "Promenade", "Arinanara" and "Jack's Dilemma". CD