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 Westley (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, presented in pristine hybrid SACD sound (Replete with a 5.1 Surround Sound mix), Poncho's Out Of Sight is the real deal from the living master of soulful Latin Jazz.
Poncho Sanchez congas, percussion, lead vocals on tracks 2, 3 & 9 David Torres piano, Hammond B-3 Organ Tony Banda bass, background vocals George Ortiz timbales Sal Vasquez bongos, congas, percussion, background vocals, Tres/Guitar Serafin Aguilar trumpet, flugelhorn Scott Martin alto, tenor, baritone saxophones, flute Francisco Torres trombone, background vocals
Featuring: Ray Charles vocals (tracks 1 & 5) Pee Wee Ellis tenor saxophone (tracks 1, 3, 5, 8, 9) Fred Westley trombone (tracks 1, 3, 5, 8, 9) Billy Preston Hammond B-3 Organ (track 1) Joey Heredia drums (tracks 1, 3, 5, 8, 9) Dale Spalding harmonica (track 5) Sam Moore vocals (track 3) Francisco Aguabella bata drums (track 10)