After starting an instrumental career with his first 2 albums and a DVD, Mauri sanchis begins his way as a lyricist on GROOVE WORDS, a superb mix of soul, blues, jazz, rock, funk, r&b, gospel and other styles that always defined his music.
The usual exposure of licks at the keyboards of his Hammond, Moog, Clavinet, Wurlitzer and Rhodes, is joined this time by the faboluos voices of US singers that will shock the public such as those of Keysha, Deveron Patterson o Roy Young.
Produced by Mauri Sanchis himself together with Dean Brown and mixed by grammy winner Bassy Bob, Groove Words has been recorded in 17 studios of 5 countries by 23 musician featuring international stars such as Randy Brecker, Chuck Loeb, Reggie Washington, Dean Brown and Spanish nationals such as Kepa Junkera, Javier Vargas and Sole Giménez.
Official premiere of Groove Words will take place on June, 27th, 2009, at the XII Festival Jazz San Javier by the Mauri Sanchis Super Band featuring US singers Karl Frierson, Danna Leese and Damon Robinson.
MAURI SANCHIS FLASHES
· Signed as first spanish endorser of Hammond and Moog and first Spanish musician to join labels BHM (Germany) and Blue Art (Argentina).
· Winner of AJH AWARD for best album (Good Vibes!!!), best track (Cookin’) in 2007, best live act in 2008 and best dvd (Live at Jazz San Javier) in 2009, as well as the Kultur CAM’08 award for his support to the cultural scenario of the province of Alicante.
· Included in compilations together with stars such as John Scofield, Mike Stern, Scott Henderson, Joe Zawinul, D. Chambers, etc...
· The Mauri Sanchis Band has toured through Spain in several jazz festivals sharing lineup with George Benson, Al Jarreau, John Mayall, Joe Lovano, Joe Sample, John Fogerty, Marcus Miller, etc...
· In 2008 participates in one of the world’s biggest festivals, Pori Jazz (Finland), together with Santana, Tower of Power, Mary J. Blidge or Chick Corea.
Has played or recorded with Bill Evans, Popa Chubby, Chuck Loeb, Randy Brecker, Dean Brown, Vargas Blues Band, Kepa Junkera, Raimundo Amador, Sole Giménez, Graham. Foster or Devon Allman.
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