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
Michael Formanek Group w/ Chris Speed, Loren Stillman & Tyshawn Sorey, Cornelia Street Cafe, NYCTuesday, 10 September
Brandon Ross, Chad Taylor, Korzo, 667 5th Ave.
Tony Moreno & Dean Johnson, 55 Bar, 7-9pm, 55 Christopher Street, NYCFriday, 4 October
Malaby/Sanchez/Rainey Trio, Greenwhich House, 8pm NYCSunday, 6 October
Angelica Sanchez - Solo, Augusta Savage Gallery, 103 New Africa House, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
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