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Poncho Sanchez and his Latin Jazz Band


Catalina Jazz Club / Los Angeles / Music

If you’re old enough to know what an album is, you might be young enough to remember the first one you bought with your own money. For Sanchez—a towering, Grammy-winning conguero and bandleader whose beat meshes Swiss clockwork with Afro-Cuban spring—it was Coltrane, at age 14. With Trane’s Delight he makes good, nearly six decades later, the debt his $2.99 (though a king’s ransom then) couldn’t make a dent in. —E.E.

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