Angelica Sanchez

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Krentz Ratings:
Mirror Me (2001), 7/10
Alive in Brooklyn (2003), 5.5/10
Life Between (2007), 5.5/10
A Little House (2010), 5.5/10
Wires and Moss (2010), 5.5/10
Twine Forest (2013), 5/10
Dias De Sol (2013), 6/10
Recuerdos De Monk (2013), 5.5/10
Floresta (2015), 5.5/10

Born in Phoenix in 1972 and relocated to New York since 1994, pianist Angelica Sanchez debuted in a quartet with Tony Malaby (tenor sax), Michel Formanek (bass) and Tom Rainey (drums): Mirror Me (june 2001).

Having lost Formanek, the trio performed the improvisations collected on the two volumes of Alive In Brooklyn (september 2003).

The trio became a quintet on Life Between (december 2007), thanks to Marc Ducret (electric guitar) and Drew Gress (double bass).

A Little House (april 2010) is a solo album on which she plays piano and toy piano.

Wires And Moss (april 2010) was for quintet with Marc Ducret (guitar), Tony Malaby (tenor sax), Drew Gress (double bass) an Tom Rainey (drums).

Twine Forest (april 2013) documents a collaboration with trumpetist Wadada Leo Smith.

Dias De Sol was a duet with Omar Tamez (guitar, kalimba and harmonic), including the 11-minute Carion Y Amenecer. The duo formed the Kaheri Quartet (Ratzo Harris on acoustic bass and Satoshi Takeishi on percussion) that debuted on Recuerdos De Monk,

Tierra Mestiza's Floresta (premiered in february 2015) is a duo project with Omar Tamez (guitars, mbira, kora, harmonica, percussion, jaw-harp, electronics).

Angelica Sanchez (piano), Ralph Alessi (trumpet) and Devin Gray (drums) recorded five pieces composed by the drummer on Melt All The Guns (october 2019).

Sparkle Beings (december 2021) features the rhythm section of Billy Hart (drums) and Michael Formanek (acoustic bass).

The line-up on Nighttime Creatures (august 2021) was: Michael Attias (alto sax), Ben Goldberg (contralto clarinet), John Hebert (bass), Thomas Heberer (quarter-tone trumpet), Sam Ospovat (drums), Chris Speed (tenor sax and clarinet), Omar Tamez (guitar) and Kenny Warren (cornet).

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