2017 FORT ADAMS LINEUP
SATURDAY AUGUST 5, 2017
Antonio Sanchez & Migration
2014 proved to be a landmark year for drummer/composer/bandleader Antonio Sanchez. Long one of the most acclaimed drummers of his generation, Sanchez’s ever-expanding musical vision was discovered by new audiences through his Golden Globe & BAFTA-nominated score for Alejandro González Iñárritu’s Academy Award-winning film Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), and a globe-spanning 150-city tour with the Pat Metheny Unity Group – in addition to appearing as a featured musician in Miles Ahead, Don Cheadle’s forthcoming biopic on Miles Davis.
Now, Sanchez follows that well-deserved success with two remarkably diverse new releases that spotlight the continued evolution of his compositional and bandleading talents. Three Times Three showcases Sanchez at his improvisatory best with three different but equally iconic all-star trios; while the breathtaking, sweeping The Meridian Suite features the composer’s most ambitious work to date, an hour-long electro-acoustic suite penned for Migration, his working ensemble. These expansive new albums serve to reinforce Antonio Sanchez’s place at the forefront of modern jazz-breaking boundaries as a virtuoso drummer, a visionary composer, and a truly inspired musical thinker.