David Sanchez – Cultural Survival

David Sanchez
Cultural Survival
Concord Music Group – 2008
Staff

Cultural Survival is newest album from critically-acclaimed and Grammy award winning saxophonist David S�nchez. With this, his 8th overall album and Concord Picante debut, S�nchez continues to fuse his fierce, straight ahead jazz sound with African, Afro-Cuban and Caribbean influences. The 8-song album also features a new direction for S�nchez as he debuts a piano-less quartet on all but three of the eight songs and the inclusion of guitar. For the choice of guitarist David recruited Lage Lund, the winner of the Thelonious Monk Guitar Competition in 2005.

On “The Forgotten Ones,” S�nchez was inspired to pay tribute to all those in turmoil and hardship from so many places around the world, from New Orleans to Haiti. While the deep, moody and urgent track, “Adoraci�n” is “a little tribute to a person who is very important in my musical development and who I always have to acknowledge – Eddie Palmieri,” said S�nchez.

The mammoth piece “La Leyenda del Ca�averal” is set to a poem written by David’s sister, Margarita. The poem refers to the travels of African people who worked on sugar cane plantations throughout Africa and the Caribbean, and Sanchez describes the song as ‘a journey’ set to the rich history and anecdotes of these people. In addition to the seven original compositions, S�nchez includes a cover of “Monk’s Mood,” simply because, as S�nchez puts it, “it has always been one of my favorite pieces.”

For more information and a complete listing of tour dates, visit www.davidsanchezmusic.com.

� 2008 SHW ASSC