Poncho Sanchez – Out Of Sight – LP

Poncho Sanchez - Out Of Sight - LP

Poncho Sanchez – Out Of Sight – LP

Raised with one foot firmly planted in Latin Jazz and Afro- Cuban music and the other foot planted in Soul and R&B, PONCHO SANCHEZ has long enthralled listeners, dancers and party goers with his innately soulful brand of Latin Jazz. With OUT OF SIGHT!, the master conguero/bandleader digs even deeper into his soul and R&B roots, delivering his most potent and energizing Latin-Jazz-Meets-Soul concoction to date. Complementing Poncho’s ultra-tight band is an array of guests that reads like a who’s who of R&B and Soul – RAY CHARLES, SAM MOORE [of Sam & Dave fame], BILLY PRESTON, and PEE WEE ELLIS & FRED WESLEY [of the James Brown horns]. In homage to Poncho’s mentor, the late, great Mongo Santamaria, Afro-Cuban music legend FRANCISCO AGUABELLA also sits in with some earthy, deeply grooving bata drum playing. Poncho’s OUT OF SIGHT! is the real deal from the living master of soulful Latin Jazz.
PONCHO SANCHEZ, conga, percussion & lead vocals
DAVID TORRES, piano & Hammond B-3 organ
TONY BANDA, bass & background vocals

GEORGE ORTIZ, timbales
SAL VAZQUEZ, bongos, congas, percussion, background vocals, tres/guitar

SERAFIN AGUILAR, trumpet & flugelhorn

SCOTT MARTIN, alto, tenor & baritone saxophones, flute
FRANCISCO TORRES, trombone & background vocals

SIDE A:

01 .ONE MINT JULEP (Rudy Toombs) 5:07
02. EL SHING-A-LING (Poncho Sanchez-Francisco Torres) 5:45
03. HITCH IT TO THE HORSE (Jesse James) 3:56
04. SAINTS & SINNERS (David Torres) 4:00
05. MARY ANN (Ray Charles) 5:05

SIDE B:

05. NOT NECESSARILY (Francisco Torres) 4:33
06. CONMIG
(EddiePalmieri)6:45
07. JB’S STRUT (Scott Martin) 5:04
08. OUT OF SIGHT (James Brown) 3:46
09.EL TAMBOR DEL MONGO (David Torres) 8:19

Recorded on March 3-5, 2003 at O’Henry Sound Studios, Burbank, California.