Who knows why, quoting Antonio Sánchez, one immediately thinks of Pat Metheny. The participation of the famous guitarist in the group certainly contributed a lot to the global affirmation of the drummer originally from Mexico City (where he was born in 1971), but certainly Sánchez's artistic history does not end in this partnership. Meanwhile, his debut in the jazz jet set was none other than with the United Nation Orchestra of Dizzy Gillespie, in which he was summoned thanks to the recommendation of the pianist Danilo Perez, who was a teacher of Sánchez at the National Conservatory of Mexico.
It was 1997 and in the same year Perez still took Sánchez also for his own group. Since then names of the caliber of Chick Corea, Gary Burton, Charlie Haden, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Dianne Reeves and Toots Thielmans have grabbed the collaboration of Sánchez, who for some time has also started his own activity as a leader, with groups whose composition it is a synthesis of the state of the art of jazz on the US East Coast, albeit with Latin influences. A perfect example of this is the quartet with which he will arrive in Vicenza: an all-star with Donny McCaslin, Miguel Zenón and Scott Colley.