Multiple Grammy nominee and Latin Grammy winner David Sánchez is a prodigious tenor saxophonist whose technical agility and big sound have often been compared to Sonny Rollins's. He's worked with the likes of Kenny Barron, Roy Haynes, Charlie Haden, and Steve Turre, and has a string of his own impressive albums to his credit. Even in the early stages of his career, Sánchez wove jazz together with a slew of Latin and Afro-Caribbean traditions, including the plena and bomba rhythms of his native Puerto Rico. He's gotten even more adventurous as his sound has matured: He's incorporated classical influences and collaborated with string quartets. On his last album, Coral (Columbia), his sextet collaborated with the Prague Philharmonic, exploring Latin American composers such as Jobim, Ginastera, and Villa-Lobos. Recently he completed a work commissioned by Chamber Music America: La Leyenda del Cañaveral, inspired by music from Tanzania, Cameroon, and the Caribbean, and set to a poem about African people taken to the Caribbean to work on sugar plantations. Sánchez's band will include bassist Hans Glawischnig, drummer Henry Cole, and guitarist Lage Lund. $22 at 7:00 p.m.; $17 at 9:30 p.m.
Mon., Oct. 29, 2007