Three time Grammy Award winner Antonio Sanchez brought his quartet to Jazz Alley tonight and blistered.  Playing off of the saxophone tandem of Chris Potter and David Sanchez, and with veteran bassist Scott Colley, they played through a number of the songs on their 2007 album Migration.

“On a jazz scene brimming over with dazzling young drummers, Sanchez stands out as one of the most extravagantly gifted. He’s best known for his ongoing, decadelong gig with guitarist Pat Metheny, but in recent years the drummer has stepped forward with his own project, Migration…”

Migration marks his debut as a band leader and this was the Seattle debut for his group. “”I’ve always been drawn to the space you get when you don’t have a harmonic instrument playing in the band, particularly sax trios like Sonny Rollins used on ‘Freedom Suite’ and ‘Way Out West,’ ” says Sanchez, 38. “I love that space as a drummer. It allows me to play a little busier, without getting in the way.”
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