Angelica Sanchez - Wires and Moss, CD
Perceptive composer and cunning improviser, educator/keyboardist Angelica Sanchez has risen to the A-list of modern stylists and innovators. As history dictates, she largely summons the crème-de-la-crème of like-minded artists for her solo endeavors. The ensemble decrees a translucent median, toggling between artistic risk-taking and modern mainstream while tossing several riotous detours into the grand schema.
- All About Jazz/Glenn Astarita
Wadada Leo Smith / Angelica Sanchez, Greenwich House, NYC 8:00Thursday, 16 May
Tony Moreno & Sean Conly, 55 Bar, 7-9pm, 55 Christopher Street, NYCThursday, 20 June
Harris Eisenstadt''s September Trio w/ Ellery Eskelin, Cornelia Street Cafe, NYCFriday, 16 August
Michael Formanek Group w/ Chris Speed, Loren Stillman & Tyshawn Sorey, Cornelia Street Cafe, NYCSaturday, 17 August
Michael Formanek Group w/ Chris Speed, Loren Stillman & Tyshawn Sorey, Cornelia Street Cafe, NYC
In her piano playing as well as her compositions Angelica Sanchez seeks out the lyrical heartbeat within any avant-garde storm.
- The New York Times/Chinen
Sanchez's provocative writing - full of evocative harmonies and open-ended forms showcases her flair for counterpoint and marks her as a formidable talent...
- JazzTimes Magazine
"...introduces a refreshingly unfussy approach to advanced composition.... ...she carries an unforced authority; her virtuosity (not too strong a word) is less solid than fluid, a thing of movement and ease."
- Philadelphia City Paper/Chinen