With Antonio Sanchez, drums; David Binney, alto saxophone; John Escreet, piano; Matt Brewer, bass; and special guest Thana Alexa, vocals
Since arriving in New York City in the late 1990s, Antonio Sanchez has proven himself as a powerhouse to watch and remember. Extracting an incredible array of colors from the drums, Sanchez defies nature with extraordinary dynamic shifts, subtle colorations, metric super-impositions, and streamlined clave patterns. Sanchez not only dazzles with herculean technique, but, as heard initially with pianist Danilo Perez and most recently on his own live record, he swings. Through recordings such as Chick Corea's Dr. Joe, Michael Brecker's Wide Angles, Gary Burton's Quartet Live and Common Ground, Avishai Cohen's Unity, Miguel Zenon's Jibaro, Donny McCaslin's In Pursuit, and Pat Metheny's Speaking Of Now, The Way Up, and Day Trip. Sanchez's brilliant evolution has become evident to all. Migration, Sanchez's 2007 Cam Jazz debut as a leader, topped many critics' year end polls for its outstanding musicianship and memorable melodies, and his group at Dizzy’s will show what the excitement is all about.