Out of Sight!

Out of Sight!

by Poncho Sanchez
     
 

The legendary conguero may be known as one of the modern kings of all jazz that's Latin, but he's also an old-school soul junkie at heart, having grown up in southern California in the '60s; while he was learning to play tropical Latin music professionally, his radio was full of classic Stax and Motown. Increasingly aware that classic R&B songs adapt well to the jazzy… See more details below

Overview

The legendary conguero may be known as one of the modern kings of all jazz that's Latin, but he's also an old-school soul junkie at heart, having grown up in southern California in the '60s; while he was learning to play tropical Latin music professionally, his radio was full of classic Stax and Motown. Increasingly aware that classic R&B songs adapt well to the jazzy cha cha tempos that drive his ensemble, Sanchez evolves beautifully on the new collection into a style of Latin soul that's truly compelling. The opening track, the funky, brass-driven cha cha "One Mint Julep," features not only the organ arpeggios of Billy Preston, but also two of the horn guys from the James Brown band, Fred Wesley and Pee Wee Ellis. "JB's Strut" funks out with the horniest of them, but Brown is paid even greater homage on blues/soul/big-band/Latin renderings of three of his tunes, "Saints and Sinners," "Out of Sight" (sung with a tongue-in-cheek Brown bravura by Sanchez), and "Conmigo." And while he's at it, Sanchez invites two legendary soul men to make things even more authentic. Sam Moore has a blast with the sassy "Hitch It to the Horse," while Ray Charles adds his whimsical touch to the salsified blues tune "Mary Ann." The remaining question is, just where is the Godfather of Soul himself? Hopefully, he's proud of one of the most unique tributes to him ever fashioned.

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Product Details

Release Date:
09/09/2003
Label:
Concord Records
UPC:
0013431103165
catalogNumber:
1031

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Poncho Sanchez   Primary Artist,Percussion,Conga,Vocals
Ray Charles   Vocals,Guest Appearance
Billy Preston   Hammond Organ,Guest Appearance
Pee Wee Ellis   Tenor Saxophone,Guest Appearance
Francisco Aguabella   Bata Drums,Guest Appearance
Tony Banda   Bass,Background Vocals
Scott Martin   Flute,Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
David Torres   Piano,Hammond Organ
Fred Wesley   Trombone,Guest Appearance
Francisco Torres   Trombone,Background Vocals
Sam Moore   Vocals,Guest Appearance
Salvador Vazquez   Guitar,Percussion,Bongos,Conga,Background Vocals,Tres
Serafin Aguilar   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Dale Spalding   Harmonica,Guest Appearance
George Ortiz   Timbales

Technical Credits

James Brown   Composer
Ray Charles   Composer
John Burk   Producer,Executive Producer
Ron Davis   Engineer
Jesse James   Composer
Scott Martin   Composer
Eddie Palmieri   Composer
Poncho Sanchez   Composer,Producer
Rudy Toombs   Composer
David Torres   Composer,Musical Director
Francisco Torres   Composer
Abbey Anna   Art Direction
Glen Barros   Executive Producer
Jill Simonsen   Graphic Design
Larry Sanchez   Equipment Technician

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