Maggie LePique sits in for Betto Arcos on The Global Village - Tuesday Dec. 20th from 11am-1pm
Maggie's special in-studio guest, Grammy winning latin percussionist and bandleader Poncho Sanchez.
Maggie and Poncho featured and talked about tracks from the new album by Poncho Sanchez and Terence Blanchard "Chano Y Dizzy" that pays tribute to the legendary collaboration between Chano Pozo and Dizzy Gillespie. Poncho also brought in some rarely heard recordings from his personal music library. Also in-studio trombonist and arranger extraordinaire Francisco Torres! We dedicate the show today to late great Cesaria Evora who passed from this earth Sat. Dec. 17th 2011 on her native island of Sao Vicente in Cape Verde. She will be greatly missed, but the music remains for all time! Peace, Love and Happy Holidays Everybody! Maggie
1. Cesaria Evora- “Carnaval de Sao Vicente” (Café Atlantico) RCA Victor BMG
2. Mongo Santamaria-“Cuidado” (Skin on Skin-The Santa Maria Anthology 1958-1995)
3. Bobby Montez- “Que Sera Cha-Cha” (Pachanga y Cha Cha Cha)
4. Alegre All Stars-“El Cuento del Sapo” (Vol.2-El Manicero)
5. Poncho Sanchez-Terence Blanchard “Chano Pozo Medley” (Chano y Dizzy) Concord Music Group
6. Willie Bobo- “Bon Sueno” (Bobo’s Beat)
7. Joe Cuba-“Si Te Dicen” (Estamos Haciendo Algo Bien)
8. James Brown-“After You’re Through” (James Brown Jazz)
9. Ray Charles- “At the Club” (His Greatest Hits Vol. 2)
10. Donald Byrd- “BlackJack” (BlackJack)
11. Tommy Olivencia- “Doroteo” (Juntos de Nuevo)
12. Poncho Sanchez-Terence Blanchard- “Wondering Wonder” (Chano y Dizzy) Concord Music Group
13. Chris Kenner- “Land of 1000 Dances” (The Chris Kenner Collection)
14. Thee Midniters- “I Need Someone” (Thee Midniters Greatest)
15. Tito Rodriguez- “Yo No Se Que Sera” (Tito No.1)
16. Mongorama-“Asi Es La Vida” (Mongorama)
17. Lou Donaldson- “Everything I Do Gonna Be Funky” (Everything I Play Is Funky)
18. Cal TJader- “Cubano Chant” (Cal TJader’s Latin Concert)
19. Johnny Pacheco & Pete Rodriguez- “Una Guinaita” (De Nuevo Los Compadres)
20. Poncho Sanchez-Terence Blanchard- “Arinanara” (Chano y Dizzy) Concord Music Group
Poncho Sanchez performing live tonight at Typhoon in Santa Monica, more info below and please check out Poncho's website for all his upcoming gigs: http://www.ponchosanchez.com/flashed.html
When: Tuesday, December 20th, 2011
Shows: 8:00pm and 9:30pm
$20 Cover – No Minimum • Reservations Suggested @ 310.390.6565
More than anything else, Poncho Sanchez is a storyteller. And, as leader of the most popular Latin jazz group in the world today, it’s his congas and seasoned ensemble that do the talking. Live in concert or on recordings, they spin vivacious tales that pay homage to the glories of a half-century tradition that was born when Afro-Cuban rhythms merged with bebop.
A fan of Tower of Power since day one, Sanchez first met members of the group when they shared the stage as part of an all-star band assembled for the eighth anniversary of “The David Letterman Show.” “That’s when I actually got to meet those guys, and I told Emilio Castillo, the tenor sax player and leader, that we should do something together. About six years ago, they invited me to play on one of their albums.”
Today, Sanchez’s life’s story has become a well-known part of Latin jazz lore. He was born in Texas on October 30, 1951 into a large Mexican-American family (rumor has it that his 13-year old mother fled to the U.S. after hiding under the bed as revolutionary Pancho Villa stormed her village), but grew up in the Los Angeles area, where he was weaned on a broad range of Latin and non-Latin popular music. Inspired by the conga playing of Cuban great Mongo Santamaria, he honed his skills as a percussionist and broke into the limelight at the age of 23 when he joined vibraphonist Cal Tjader’s famed Latin jazz ensemble in 1975.
Poncho performed with him until Tjader’s untimely death in 1982. A year later, he began his unprecedented 23-year relationship with Concord Records, which has produced two dozen recordings, a GRAMMY® Award and several GRAMMY nominations.