Poncho Sanchez | Terence Blanchard – Chano y Dizzy!

November 8, 2011 / No Comments / Tags: Chano Pozo, David Torres, Dizzy Gillespie, Poncho Sanchez, ron blake, Terence Blanchard, thejazzpage.com

(Concord Picante)

Percussionist-composer Poncho Sanchez and trumpeter-composer Terence Blanchard pay tribute to legendary percussionist Chano Pozo and the great trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie, whom Sanchez credits as being the creators of Latin jazz. Chano y Dizzy! is lushness meets latin groove, with Blanchard and Sanchez blending wonderfully on this collection of tunes associated with and inspired by their instrumental predecessors. The project is further enhanced by an outstanding backing unit, which includes pianist David Torres, saxophonist Rob Hardt, trumpeter Ron Blake, trombonist/vocalist Francisco Torres, bassist Tony Banda, timbalist George Ortiz, and percussionist Joey De Leon, Jr. .

Click here to listen to a clip of “Jack’s Dilemma”.

Tracks: Chano Pozo Medley: Tin Tin Deo / Manteca / Guachi Guaro, Con Alma, Wandering Wonder, Siboney, Dizzy’s Dashiki, Groovin’ High, Nocturna, Harris’ Walk, Promenade, Jack’s Dilemma, Ariñañara.

Website: http://www.ponchosanchez.com