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Track Listing
1. Travesía Intro
2. Travesía Part I - Part II - Part III
3. Long Road
4. Bad Hombres Y Mujeres
5. Home
6. Lines In The Sand Part I - Part II
Artist:
Antonio Sanchez
Title:
Lines In The Sand
Label:
Cam Jazz
Cat No:
CAMJ79402
Format:
CD
Price £10.99
• Having garnered international acclaim as composer of the score for Alejandro González Iñárritu’s Academy Award-winning film 'Birdman', Mexican-American Antonio Sánchez follows his celebrated 2017 Grammy-nominated album Bad Hombre, with Lines In The Sand. Under the supervision of producer Ermanno Basso, Lines In The Sand was recorded with Sánchez’s Migration group that features: John Escreet (keys), Matt Brewer (bass), Thana Alexa (vocals) and Chase Baird (tenor sax and EWI” Sánchez’s art now transcends the constraints of genre thanks in part to his exhilarating score for Birdman. The soundtrack earned him a nomination for the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score and BAFTA Award for Best Film Music; he won the Critics’ Choice Movie Award for Best Score and Satellite Award for Best Original Score. One of the most sought-after jazz drummers on the global stage, he has performed alongside such luminaries as Chick Corea, Michael Brecker, Charlie Haden, Gary Burton, Joshua Redman, John Patitucci, Paquito D’Rivera, Avishai Cohen, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Dianne Reeves and Toots Thielemans. However, possibly his most significant contribution has been alongside 20-time Grammy winner Pat Metheny. Sánchez is one of the most inventive musicians of his generation and Lines In The Sand is a body of work that makes its powerful point without surrendering any musicality. Antonio Sanchez & Migration will showcase Lines In The Sand at The Sugar Club, Dublin (on November 20) and The Jazz Café, London (November 21).
Reviews For Lines In The Sand
Marlbank - Stephen Graham
Not jazz-rock in a 1970s sense although borrowing from that instinct to avoid narrowness and embrace the friction-less borders of different styles of music, this has a rugged presence and there are dreamy avant touches courtesy partly in the harmonic underlay that Escreet, a spiky player on his own records, unobtrusively provides. Migration are not really in the business of dashing off a procession of solos. That is the skill of the way Sánchez writes and ‘Travesia’ itself is like a concerto and unveils a group think panorama in performance where images and colours emerge to tantalise and enhance the direction of the music. One of the best albums of the year. ****
Financial Times - Mike Hobart
The performance progresses through hope, fear and rage. Lyrics by vocalist Thana Alexa capture a yearning for home; moments of uneasy calm follow intense high-energy… ****
Record Collector - Charles Waring
A terrific new offering containing six, well-wrought, cinematic pieces that demonstrates Sanchez's skill in creating arresting soundscapes. ****
Jazzwise - Selwyn Harris
As with his ominous 2017 Grammy-nominated release, Bad Hombre, the New York-based drummer-composer continues to fire political salvos at the anti-immigrant rhetoric of President Trump…
RNR (Issue 74) - Trevor Hodgett
“Ever-shifting style and mood, the musicianship is exceptional. There’s wordless singing from Thana Alexa, her beautiful voice hovering between plangency and optimism, abrasive, unsettling passages that suggest anguish and dislocation, a restrained section in which John Escreet’s piano conveys unease, moments of tranquillity, the appearance of an ominous, thudding bass drum, the eruption into the music of dramatic cello and violin, and so on.” ****