Pianist Angelica Sanchez's debut solo record, a beautiful mix of meditative, introspective original compositions as well as pieces by Ornette Coleman, Hank Thompson and a Brazilian folk song.
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Label: Clean Feed
Catalog ID: CF206
Squidco Product Code: 13684
Packaging: Cardstock foldover
Recorded on April 9th, 2010 at Systems Two Studios in Brooklyn, NY by Joe Marciano.
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"Pianist/Composer/Educator Angelica Sanchez moved to New York from Arizona in 1994. Since moving to the East Coast Sanchez has played with such players as: Wadada Leo Smith, Paul Motian, Richard Davis, Chad Taylor, Chris Lightcap, Rob Mazurek, Vincent Chancey, Susie Ibarra, Tim Berne, Mario Pavone, Mark Dresser, Ben Monder and many more. Sanchez leads many groups including her own quintet featuring Marc Ducret, Tony Malaby, Drew Gress, and Tom Rainey. Her music has been recognized in international publications like, " Jazz Times Magazine", The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune, and many more. She was also the 2008 recipient of the French/American Chamber Music America grant and the 2011 Rockefellers Brothers Pocantico artist residency. Her CD "Life Between" was chosen as one of years best recording 2009 in "The New York City Jazz Record (formerly AllAboutJazz-New York)." Her debut solo CD "A Little House" was featured on NPR's Weekend Edition in May 2011. Her latest CD "Wires & Moss" featuring her Quintet was chosen as one of best Releases of 2012 in "The New York City Jazz Record (formerly AllAboutJazz-New York)." Her Duo CD "Twine Forest" with Wadada Leo Smith received Honorable Mention as a best release in 2013 in "The New York City Jazz Record." Angelica has a Master's in Arranging from William Paterson University."-Angelica Sanchez Website (http://www.angelicasanchez.com/biopress.html)
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1. Chantico 2:14
2. I'll Sign My Heart Away 4:07
3. Along the Edge 4:36
4. A Casinha Pequenina 7:42
5. Stretched 5:26
6. Up and Over 3:37
7. Trickle 4:16
8. Crawl Space 3:32
9. Glow 4:56
10. Giant Monks 5:05
11. Jackaloop 4:51
12. City Living 3:55
13. Mimi 3:42
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"Pianist Angelica Sanchez's debut solo record, features a beguiling mix of her own meditative, introspective compositions and free improvisations as well as very personal versions of pieces by Ornette Coleman ("City Living"), Hank Thompson ("I'll Sign My Heart Away"), and a Brazilian folk song ("A Casinha Pequenina"), translated into English for the album title.
Sanchez's piano playing is marked by its fluidity. She plays with tremendous ease and emotional involvement. As Carla Bley writes in a brief appreciation, "Every piece is like a story told to you privately. There are surprises, interesting structures and references, elegant, inventive language and astonishingly original content. Even the completely improvised pieces seem to have a plot." And when Ms. Sanchez turns to the toy piano, she evokes memories of John Cage's seminal "Suite for Toy Piano."
This is, simply, one of the most beautiful solo piano CDs issued in recent memory. Not to be missed by those who discovered her playing with the likes of Susie Ibarra, Paul Motian, Tony Malaby, Tom Rainey, Tim Berne, Kevin Norton, Mark Dresser, Wadada Leo Smith and Ben Monder."-Clean Feed
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