Bad Hombre (album)

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Bad Hombre
Bad Hombre - cover.jpg
Studio album by
Antonio Sánchez & Migration
ReleasedSeptember 29, 2017
StudioAvatar Studios, NYC
LabelCAM Jazz CAMJ 7890-2
ProducerAntonio Sánchez
Antonio Sánchez chronology
The Meridian Suite
Bad Hombre
Professional ratings
Review scores
All About Jazz4.5/5 stars[1]
PopMatters9/10 stars[2]
Financial Times4/5 stars[3]
The Irish Times4/5 stars[4]

Bad Hombre is a studio album by drummer Antonio Sánchez released on September 29, 2017 via CAM Jazz label.[5] This is his sixth album as a leader.[6] In 2018, the album was nominated for Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Instrumental Album.[7]


Mike Hobart of Financial Times stated "Here, he develops his grasp of the cinematic with an atmospheric and imaginative solo recording that envelops beautifully formed drum creations with layers of keyboards and electronica. The album begins with a scratchy recording of Sanchez’ grandfather reading poetry backed by a mariachi band. Mexican roots established, crisp funky beats deliver a platform for the narratives that follow. These are tense and compelling, with a range from the speculative and dreamy to the nightmarish and irate."

Cormac Larkin of The Irish Times wrote "Bad Hombre—named for the alter ego he adopts therein—is a bravura display of contemporary acoustic drumming overlaid with a pungent, densely mixed soup of keyboards, electronic noise and voice, the answer to the question: if a great drummer can play anything he wants, what does he play?"

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Antonio Sánchez.

1."Bad Hombre Intro"1:45
2."Bad Hombre"5:29
3."Fire Trail"8:07
4."Distant Glow"4:56
8."The Crossing"4:56
9."Nine Lives"6:40


  • Antonio Sanchez – composer, producer, liner notes, drums, keyboards, electronics, voice, engineering, mixing, cover (concept)
  • Ignacio López Tarso – performer (track 1)
  • Justin Bettman – photographer
  • Pete Karam – mixing, mastering
  • Ermanno Basso – executive producer
  • Thana Alexa – cover (design)


  1. ^ Bilawsky, Dan (December 12, 2017). "Antonio Sanchez: Bad Hombre". All About Jazz. Retrieved 1 February 2018.
  2. ^ Jurik, Andy (1 December 2017). "Antonio Sanchez: Bad Hombre". PopMatters. Retrieved 1 February 2018.
  3. ^ Hobart, Mike (20 October 2017). "Antonio Sanchez: Bad Hombre — 'tense and compelling'". Financial Times. Retrieved 1 February 2018.
  4. ^ Larkin, Cormac (September 21, 2017). "Antonio Sanchez review: Bravura display from a drumming great". The Irish Times. Retrieved 1 February 2018.
  5. ^ "Antonio Sanchez – Bad Hombre". Discogs. Retrieved 1 February 2018.
  6. ^ BOSSO, JOE (31 August 2017). "Antonio Sanchez Talks About His New Album, 'Bad Hombre'". Drum Magazine. Retrieved 1 February 2018.
  7. ^, 28 November 2017