The world’s premiere of Mauri’s last album, Groove Words, took place at Jazz San Javier festival on June, 27.
The public was in the pocket from the very first tracks delivered by the Mauri Sanchis Trio and became more and more enthusiastic as more musicians entered the stage to a band of 11. The concert ended up being a full soul party.
Some excerpts from the press can be read below.
“…ENORMOUS BAND of Mauri Sanchis to celebrate his total groove militancy…”
“Mauri Sanchis shocked everybody with his new album, Groove Words, on which he has enroled in the most powerful armada with origins of funk and soul with agressiveness and no doubts”
“…overwhelming black music assault…”
“…show that enterteined till its very end”
“SENSATIONAL TAKE OFF with 2 great organists as Rhoda Scott and Spain’s Mauri Sanchis”
“…90 min of authentic “groove” in an environment that transported us to the streets of Harlem or Detroit…”
“…a complete american “show”, that left nobody indifferent”
“…a DELIRIUM that the auditorium didn’t want to end…”
LA OPINIÓN DE MURCIA
“Rhoda Scott and Mauri Sanchis showed that the Hammond can offer marvelous sounds”
“Mauri Sanchis gives a soulful dynamic to his instrument, and the rest of his band are not left behind”
“Sanchis and his band have many things to say in the jazz scenario”
MAURI SANCHIS SUPER BAND (from left to right)
Mauri Sanchis, Rebeca Rods, Julen Izarra, Karl Frierson, Danna Leese, Blas Fernández, Damon Robinson, Judith López, Iñigo Corcuera y Razl