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Ricardo Sanchez – ‘Grand Symphony’ album review
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Ricardo Sanchez – ‘Grand Symphony’ album review

Ricardo Sanchez, CCM Magazine - imageRicardo Sanchez is no stranger to Christian music with a plethora of projects permeating both the contemporary pop and modern worship scenes, but believe it or not, Grand Symphony is his first ever full-length studio recording. Though his vertically-inspired songwriting remains, the singer/songwriter/guitarist explores a wider sonic palette than ever before, asserting co-production credit alongside heavy hitters Israel Houghton and Mark Townsend. The resulting landscape is a melodic blend of electronic pop, Latin rhythms and world beats over themes of praise (“All Power,” “Breathe Your Name”), surrender (“Take Over”) and starting anew (“Forgiven,” “Redeemed”). Though he’s previously mastered the art of live recordings, Sanchez proves he’s just as capable conveying bountiful beats and uplifting messages in the studio environment.

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Andy Argyrakis
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Andy Argyrakis is a Chicago-based entertainment writer/photographer who appears in the Chicago Tribune, Illinois Entertainer, Daily Journal, Concert Livewire, Hear/Say Magazine and Image Chicago (to name a few). Additional photo credits include Fuse TV, Live Nation, Nikon, Pollstar, Celebrity Access, Paste Magazine, MTV.com and Vibe.com. He’s also the author/narrator of "Access Matthews" (an audio CD tracing the career of Dave Matthews Band) and spends considerable time on tour, including outings with Arlo Guthrie, The Guess Who, Madina Lake (on Linkin Park’s Projekt Revolution) and Gospel Music Channel’s "Gospel Dream" (where he served as season one judge).