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Concert Review: Antonio Sanchez Migration at Montreal Jazz Festival

Drummer and his quartet make each tune count

Antonio Sanchez

Antonio Sanchez was thrilled to finally lead his own band into the Montreal International Jazz Festival. “We are very lucky to have a crowd like you,” the 41-year-old Mexico City native commented on July 6 at the festival’s intimate Gesu Center. “And you are lucky to have a band like us.”

And how. Although the drummer was being funny, he was also speaking the truth. His Migration is one tremendous outfit-featuring saxophonist Dave Binney, pianist John Escreet and bassist Matt Brewer-and that point was certainly driven home during this entirely enjoyable show.

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