Desert Island Jazz
Antonio Sanchez (2008)

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Antonio Sanchez was born in Mexico City in 1971. He began playing drums at the age of five, playing professionally from his early teens. After studying classical piano at the National Conservatory in Mexico, he enrolled at Berklee College of Music in Boston, graduating Magna Cum Laude in Jazz Studies.

Since his almost inevitable move to New York City, he’s been performing and recording with the likes of Pat Metheny, Chick Corea, Chris Potter, David Sanchez and Scott Colley (all of whom appear on Antonio’s first recording as a leader, "Migration"), as well as Chick Corea, Charlie Haden, and Gary Burton: the list goes on.

Together with Christian McBride, he is a member of Pat Metheny’s trio, with which Antonio has won two Grammy Awards, and which has been nominated for their most recent recording, “Road Trip”.

Pick Artist Album Song Label
# 1 Miles Davis The Complete Concert: 1964 (My Funny Valentine and "Four" & More) So What (Columbia)
# 2 Miles Davis Kind of Blue Flamenco Sketches (Columbia)
# 3 Led Zeppelin Houses of the Holy Rain Song (Atlantic)
# 4 Rush YYZ Exit ... Stage Left (Mercury)
# 5 The Police Reggatta de Blanc This Bed Is Too Big without You (A&M)
# 6 Keith Jarrett The Köln Concert Part I (ECM)
# 7 Lenine and Marcos Susano Olho de Peixe Acredite Não (Velas)
# 8 Tears for Fears The Best of Tears for Fears Badman's Song (Mercury)
Book Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, "The Complete Sherlock Holmes"
Luxury Item A drumset and an iPhone
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