Groovin’ High – 2011

Poncho Sanchez and Terence Blanchard

Trumpeter Blanchard fits right in with Sanchez’s Latin jazz band

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Latin jazz conguero and bandleader Poncho Sanchez has often featured guests with his Afro-Cuban jazz band.

In 2011 he collaborated with trumpeter Terence Blanchard for a recording (Chano Y Dizzy) and a few live appearances.

At Amoeba Records in Hollywood, Sanchez features a blazing Blanchard (who always had his own sound) on a Latinized version of Dizzy Gillespie’s “Groovin’ High.”

Tenor-saxophonist Rob Hardt and the percussion section (led by Sanchez) also get spots during the joyful rendition of the bop standard.

-Scott Yanow


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