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Albert Sanchez



 
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Baritone Saxophone BS509, Virtuoso Alto and Tenor Saxophones,
Volare Flute and Curved Soprano Saxophone SOCUR445



“As
saxophonist I always have look for a saxophone that not only sounds good but
has features that makes the experience an enjoyable one. Originally I was
looking for a curved soprano sax because the contour of the same makes it
easier to play on stage. As a member of the RS Berkeley family and being
familiar with their great line of products, I gave a try to their Artist Series
Curved Soprano Saxophone and was blown away with all this little horn is
capable of give. This sturdy saxophone is well built, extremely well in
tune, ready to take on any challenge.  You can easily go from low Bb to
high F# and overtones without any resistance from the horn, the sax keys are
positioned in such a way that even a big-handed person such as me will find it
very comfortable to play.  I have taken this instrument from the stage to
the recording studio; performance after performance the Artist Series Curved
Soprano Sax has proven to be the best soprano sax I’ve ever had, and will be
the only saxophone I’ll perform with in years to come...”



Albert Sanchez began his musical journey at the tender age
of 7 when his then 10 years old brother Alexander, a self-taught musician and
Albert's biggest musical influence, became his first music teacher. As he
needed someone to play duets with, Alexander taught Albert how to play guitar,
bass guitar and percussion. Within months the Sanchez' brothers organized and
created "Luz de Borinquen", a five-member musical ensemble capable of
performing native tunes from the Puerto Rican folklore at a professional level.
Together, the group toured constantly around Puerto Rico, performing constantly
on children television programs and proudly representing his hometown on
Catano.



After many years performing as a guitarist with Luz de
Borinquen, Albert started performing for various salsa groups in a variety of
instruments, to include Congas, Bongo, Timbales, Bass Guitar and vocals, and
performing with the likes of Nacho Sanabria, Pete "El Conde"
Rodriguez and Raul Marrero, among others. After being accepted at the renown
"Escuela Libre de Musica" in San Juan, PR, he was fascinated with the
Saxophone, and quickly abandoned the percussion as he fell in love with the sax
and the challenge of learning a wind instrument conveyed. While as a student of
"La Libre!" and later of the Interamerican University of Puerto Rico,
he had the honor of perform and record with several salsa and merengue artists
and groups from Puerto Rico and abroad, to include La Lupe, Tito Allen, Los
Hijos del Merengue, Andy Montanez, Lalo Rodriguez, Michael Stuart, Jerry
Rivera, Cano Estremera, and Tito Puente Jr., to mention a few of the so many
artists he have performed with. He also have performed Latin Jazz and Jazz in
various ensembles throughout the United States and abroad.



Albert is on the final stages of his first production with
his group, "La Clave Latina". His production "From Down
Below" (Desde Abajo) is a compilation of songs who were performed by
artists he believed deepened his love for the Salsa genre, as well as new
compositions, all of them in keeping of the Salsa Dura roots. "From Down
Below" include the collaboration of many Salsa greats, such as soneros
Frankie Vazquez, Angel Rios, and my brother Tito Sanchez, percussionists
Georgie Padilla, Gamalier Reyes and Charlie Santiago, Trumpetists Manuel
"Maneco" Ruiz, Larry Dean and David Lopez (el Compay que nunca
falla), trombonists Jose "Bimbo" Cruz and Perci Recavarren, with
Didier Prossaird and Jose "Buba" Anaya on the keyboards, and Jimmy
Valentin, Peruvian Oscar Huaranga and Tony Perez on Bass.



Albert Sanchez keeps a very busy musical agenda, performing
mostly in Washington DC area, as well as the northeast United States
year-round.


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