Poncho at Montreux [DualDisc]

Poncho at Montreux [DualDisc]

by Poncho Sanchez
     
 

If it can be believed, Poncho's band is as tight on-stage as they are in the studio. With intricate hits from the percussion section and screaming horn kicks, all with Swiss watch timing, it is no wonder that Sanchez is one of the best-known bandleaders in Latin jazz. The only cue to the listener that this is a live recording is the enthusiastic applause of the… See more details below

Overview

If it can be believed, Poncho's band is as tight on-stage as they are in the studio. With intricate hits from the percussion section and screaming horn kicks, all with Swiss watch timing, it is no wonder that Sanchez is one of the best-known bandleaders in Latin jazz. The only cue to the listener that this is a live recording is the enthusiastic applause of the adoring audience at the Montreux Jazz Festival. As has become a hallmark of Sanchez's particular style, almost all the tunes strut along at guaracha tempo, barely ever breaking a sweat. Similarly, the repertoire choices tend to hover around bluesy changes and soul sensibility. The effect is a whole lot of California, and not a lot of Cuba. Perhaps this sensibility is a product of his long stint with the hugely popular bandleader Cal Tjader, who had also developed a very accessible style, making Afro-Cuban easily digestible and palatable to a wide range of listeners. Perhaps it is because the sparse approach allows every note to ring clear, creating an imminently listenable sound. Whatever the source, tight, less-is-more playing seems to be the order of the day, and has, over time, won Sanchez an enormous fan base.

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Product Details

Release Date:
11/16/2004
Label:
Silverline
UPC:
0676628414729
catalogNumber:
284147

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Tracks

Disc 1

  1. One Mint Julep
  2. El Shing-A-Ling
  3. Guaripumpe
  4. I Showed Them
  5. Conmigo
  6. Out of Sight
  7. Batri Cha Cha
  8. Watermelon Man

Disc 2

  1. One Mint Julep
  2. El Shing-A-Ling
  3. Guaripumpe
  4. I Showed Them
  5. Conmigo
  6. Out of Sight
  7. Batri Cha Cha
  8. Watermelon Man
  9. Batri Cha Cha
  10. Artist Photos
  11. ROM Content
  12. Discography
  13. Biography

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Poncho Sanchez   Primary Artist,Percussion,Conga,Vocals
Tony Banda   Bass,Background Vocals
David Torres   Organ,Piano
Francisco Torres   Trombone,Background Vocals
Salvador Vazquez   Percussion,Bongos,Conga,Background Vocals,Tres
Serafin Aguilar   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Jannelle Guillot   Voiceover
George Ortiz   Timbales

Technical Credits

Tito Rodriguez   Composer
James Brown   Composer
Herbie Hancock   Composer
John Burk   Producer,Executive Producer
Eddie Palmieri   Composer
Poncho Sanchez   Arranger,Composer
Schmitt   Engineer
Cal Tjader   Composer
Rudy Toombs   Composer
Francisco Torres   Composer
John Trickett   Executive Producer
Norman Seeff   Cover Photo
Claude Nobs   Producer,Creation
Mark Kornweibel   Video Editor
Bob Michaels   Executive Producer
Adrian Van Velsen   Mastering,Audio Master
Jeff Dean   Executive Producer
Traditional   Composer
Seth Presant   Pro-Tools
Kristian Storli   Authoring
Larry Sanchez   Band Technician
A.J. Lara   Digital Editing
Kehni Davis   Quality Control
Greg Deutelbaum   Direction,Product Development
Jason Desmond   Digital Editing

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