BIOGRAPHY

Recognized for his singular voice, Sachal's tone and unique phrasing mark him as one of today's most compelling voices. His latest recording, Midnight Shelter, is a collaboration with French / New York-based pianist Romain Collin that was released April 23, 2021, on Edition Records. The eagerly awaited project intimately reworks well-known music by Bob Dylan, Nick Drake, Lennon/McCartney, and other outstanding songwriters, alongside "spellbinding sensitive originals that are uniquely expressed."

 

Sachal has five prior albums: Sachal Train (GSI 2018); Slow Motion Miracles produced by Steely Dan's Michael Leonhart (Sony/Okeh 2015); HI-FLY (Mack Avenue 2011); We Move (Mack Avenue 2009); Eyes Wide Open (Mack Avenue 2007). His 2018 release, Shadow Train, received numerous favorable reviews and has been embraced on digital media. HI-FLY (2011) reached #1 on the iTunes Jazz charts and was produced by John Clayton; it features vocal legend Jon Hendricks.

 

Sachal's singing and writing are well documented on other artists' projects, including Gerald Clayton's Grammy Nominated Life Forum. His original lyrics and music can be found on all the records under his name

MIDNIGHT SHELTER 

PRESS & REVIEWS

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"...this album of incredible understatement, intimate delicacy and tender lyricism."  Jazzwise

"A Masterpiece"  
-BR KLASSIK RADIO, GERMANY

"AN AMAZING LISTEN... A BEAUTIFUL, QUIET RECORDING" -Downbeat (⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️, Editor's Pick)

PERFORMANCE

SELECT HIGHLIGHTS

  • Performed four sold-out shows at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York celebrating Nat King Cole's Anniversary with an all-star big band featuring new arrangements by John Clayton (2018)

  • Led performances on worldwide stages in front of up to 20,000 people, comfortably interacting with both large audiences and individual fans from Carnegie Hall in New York to London's Barbican Centre; Australia to Algeria.

  • Highlights include sold-out shows at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola (2017); headline performances a The London Jazz Festival (2014); Jazz at Lincoln Center's Allen Room (2013)

  • Performed /or recorded with notable artists such as Wynton Marsalis, Bobby McFerrin, John Clayton, Chick Corea, Dianne Reeves, Michael Feinstein, Martha Wash, Jon Hendricks, Bill Charlap, Benny Green, and many others

SELECT PERFORMANCES

  • Conjunto de Artes Escenicas & Centro Cultural Roberto Cantoral in Mexico, November 2020

  • Falling Water with the MCG Big Band, September 2019

  • Sligo Ireland Jazz Festival, July 22-28, 2019

  • Dr Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, February 2019

  • Jazz at Lincoln Center's Appel Room in NYC, Dec 14 & 15, 2018

  • Shadow Train European tour - France, Switzerland, UK - July 2018

  • Jazz at Lincoln Center Shanghai, China Oct 24-Nov 5, 2017

  • Blue Note Beijing, Nov 2017

  • Igor Bukhalov & the Belarussian State Philharmonic Orchestra

  • Blue Note Milan, Italy

  • Blue Whale, May 18-19, 2016 (Gerald Clayton)

  • Concierto Extraordinario Del XXII Festival Internacional De Jazz &Blues - Guanajuato, Mexico, Jul 2016

  • Rome, Italy Mar 9-12, 2015

  • Brazil Oct, 2015

  • Dec 02/03, 2015 Duc Des Lombards, France

GALLERY

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