Three Times Three

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Three Times Three
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Studio album by Antonio Sánchez
Released September 23, 2014
Recorded October – December 2013
Studio MSR Studio, Sear Sound Studio (NYC)
Genre Jazz
Label CAM Jazz
Producer Antonio Sánchez, Ermanno Basso
Antonio Sánchez chronology
Three Times Three
The Meridian Suite

Three Times Three is a studio album by jazz drummer Antonio Sánchez. The record was released on September 23, 2014 via CAM Jazz label.

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Music and recording

The album was recorded in New York between October and December 2013. [1] It teams Sánchez in three trio settings. [2] One is with pianist Brad Mehldau and bassist Matt Brewer; another is with guitarist John Scofield and bassist Christian McBride; and the third is with tenor saxophonist Joe Lovano and bassist John Patitucci. [1]

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The album was released as a two-CD set on September 23, 2014, by CAM Jazz. [1] The Financial Times' reviewer wrote that "Sanchez, in cracking form, brings out the best of his all-star cast with crisp rolls, light-touch cymbals and crashing interjections. Great tunes, strong moods and lots going on." [3]

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Track listing

  1. "Nar-this"
  2. "Constellations"
  3. "Big Dream"
  4. "Fall"
  5. "Nook and Crannies"
  6. "Rooney and Vinski"
  7. "Leviathan"
  8. "Firenze"
  9. "I Mean You"


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  1. 1 2 3 "Antonio Sanchez – Three Times Three". CAM Jazz. Retrieved December 9, 2016.
  2. Chinen, Nate (June 8, 2015) "Review: Antonio Sánchez With 2 Albums, 'The Meridian Suite' and 'Three Times Three'". The New York Times.
  3. 1 2 Hobart, Mike (October 3, 2014) "Antonio Sanchez: Three Times Three – Review". Financial Times.
  4. Garratt, John (July 7, 2015) "Antonio Sánchez – Three Times Three/Meridian Suite". PopMatters.