Under the guidance of Eddie Palmieri and Dizzy Gillespie, over the years the Puerto Rican tenor and soprano saxophonist David Sánchez has developed into the leading exponent of Cubop, the style in which jazz and Afro-Caribbean rhythms run through one another. Sánchez is a young, hungry and dedicated musician who has never lost touch with his Latin American roots. He understands as no other that one of the most beautiful ways to make music is by combining different cultural elements. On his latest CD Coral (2004) he performs music by the Latin-American composers Antonio Carlos Jobim, Heitor Villa-Lobos and Alberto Ginastera with the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra. In addition to many duo performances with Eddie Palmieri, Sanchez often tours with his own band. Drummer Henry Cole drives the band with his improvised and unpredictable beat as the musicians explore the boundaries separating modern jazz from Latin music.