Got hip to Ana Tijoux while I was living in the Bay. She been dope and does not disappoint on this collaboration with drummer Antonio Sanchez for his new project, SHIFT (BAD HOMBRE, VOL. II) which also features TRENT REZNOR & ATTICUS ROSS, DAVE MATTHEWS & PAT METHENY, RODRIGO Y GABRIELA, MESHELL NDEGEOCELLO, KIMBRA, and LILA DOWNS. More details below.
|Born in Mexico City, Antonio Sánchez began playing drums at age five and performed professionally in Mexico’s rock, jazz, and Latin scenes in his early teens while also being a gymnast on Mexico’s Junior National Team. He pursued a degree in classical piano at Mexico’s National Conservatory before traveling to Boston in 1993 to further his studies at Berklee College of Music. After he graduated magna cum laude, Sánchez obtained a scholarship for a master’s degree in jazz improvisation at Boston’s New England Conservatory of Music.|
While at the Conservatory, Sánchez’s teacher, the great Panamanian pianist Danilo Pérez, recommended him to Paquito D’Rivera for the drum chair in Dizzy Gillespie’s United Nations Orchestra. Perez later invited Sánchez to join his acoustic trio, followed by extensive touring and recording. From there, Sánchez joined legendary guitarist Pat Metheny for decades of touring and recording. Sánchez made his debut as leader with 2007’s Migration. In 2014, his soundtrack for Alejandro González Iñárritu’s Academy Award-winning Birdman proved a milestone achievement, earning him a Grammy Award for “Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media.”
“Antonio is an exceptional musician in addition to being an unbelievable drummer,” says 20x Grammy Award-winner Pat Metheny. “He has a wide view of music and how it functions which informs every note he plays. I honestly never thought that a musician like him would ever be born. He’s a dream…one of the greatest musicians I have ever seen.”
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ANTONIO SÁNCHEZSHIFT (BAD HOMBRE VOL. II)(Arts Music, a Division of Warner Music)Release Date: Friday, August 26
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|Tracklist:Opening feat. Ignacio López TarsoEh Hee 2.0 feat. Dave Matthews & Pat MethenyMi Palabra feat. Ana TijouxThe Bucket feat. Becca StevensI Think We’re Past That Now feat. Trent Reznor & Atticus RossAlambari feat. MARODoyenne feat. SONICARisa de Mujer feat. Lila DownsTrapped (Red Room) feat. Thana AlexaComet, Come to Me feat. Meshell NdegeocelloWaiting feat. Antonio SánchezRisa de Mujer (Interlude) feat. Lila DownsEl Agua y la Miel feat. Silvana EstradaSuspended Animation feat. KimbraM-Power feat. Rodrigo y GabrielaClosing feat. Ignacio López Tarso All tracks produced by Antonio Sánchez|