|Three Times Three|
|Studio album by Antonio Sánchez|
|Released||September 23, 2014|
|Recorded||October – December 2013|
|Studio||MSR Studio, Sear Sound Studio (NYC)|
|Producer||Antonio Sánchez, Ermanno Basso|
|Antonio Sánchez chronology|
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The album was recorded in New York between October and December 2013.It teams Sánchez in three trio settings. 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.
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The album was released as a two-CD set on September 23, 2014, by CAM Jazz.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."
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