In 1994, he participated for the first time in a group called “Sentir Caribeño”, from Mariara, Carabobo State.
Greetings my salsa people, here again with you, wishing you the best. First of all, lots of health, prosperity and optimism from your friend professor MSc. Carlos Colmenárez, who, through International Salsa Magazine and www.SalsaGoogle.com, presents you in this opportunity to: Freddy Sanchez bastion of this genre that we are so passionate about, for your delight Enjoy them.
“You must always remember that to be a good musician you have to maintain three fundamental elements, such as: discipline, responsibility and respect … Many do not understand that.”
These recommendations come from perhaps one of the musicians with the greatest trajectory and hierarchy in Venezuela, such as: Freddy Alí Sánchez Carvallo, born on November 9, with his musical beginnings at 15 years of age.
In 1994, he participated for the first time in a group called “Sentir Caribeño”, from Mariara, Carabobo state, playing bass; He continued his musical career with the “Mangüe” orchestra of Maracay, Aragua state and from there he went to the “Alteración” orchestra, then to the Sonostars de Mañito Junior, having the privilege of accompanying Yolandita Rivera and Luigi Texidor.
In 1999, he was called by the “Latin Dimension”, remaining in it for about 6 years.
At the same time, at the beginning of 2000, he participated in the orchestras of: Hildemaro, Erick Franchesky, Magia Caribeña, Puerto Rico es Salsa, Pasión Juvenil, Porfi Jiménez and Francisco Pacheco y la Pueblo de el.
Freddy, have you accompanied international artists?
Of course, Professor Carlos, thank God I have had the honor of playing for: Andy Montañez, Henry Fiol, Junior González, Domingo Quiñónez, José Alberto “El Canario”, Ismael Miranda, Adalberto Santiago, Wichy Camacho, Tony Vega, Willie González , Tito Gómez, Cano Estremera, Pedro Arroyo, Gabino Pampini, among others.
And I understand that you directed the career of Venezuelan musicians?
That’s right, my friend, I was the manager of Jimmy “El León” until 2005, when I joined the Oscar D’León orchestra “El Sonero del Mundo”, until 2013, visiting more than 32 countries.
And “Son Colón”?
Professor Carlos, in 2010, I founded “La Orquesta Son Colón”, with which I have accompanied figures such as: Joseph Amado, Rodrigo Mendoza, Hildemaro, Erick Franchesky, Paquito Barón, Néstor Rivero, Oscar Arriaga, Wílmer Lozano, Frederick El Coco, Wílmer Cano, Éukaris, Wiwi Buznego and Mariana “La Sonera de Venezuela”.
It should be noted that Freddy Sánchez is currently the musical director of the “Orquesta de Porfi Jiménez” and also tells us that in 2019, he participated with the orchestras “Los Melódicos” and “Billos Caracas Boys Internacional” of Amable Frómeta.
–Master Freddy, honestly, let me congratulate you for this trajectory that you have.
Apart from being a bass player, do you stand out with other instruments?
In addition to being a performing bassist, both for the baby and the chest, I am also a trombonist, arranger, director and music producer.
In Colombia I directed “La Sonora Matancera Internacional Siglo XXI” and I had the great experience, being very young, of accompanying, when I was only 21 years old, the legend of the Venezuelan salsa, Orlando José Castillo “Watussi”.
Likewise, I formed the staff of “Albóndiga y la Pandilla de él, being the arranger of some of his songs together with David González and where Gustavo Gerardo and Rodrigo Mendoza vocalized.
-Freddy, from what you have told us, your career is quite broad, what can you add to us? Ok teacher, I’m remembering that I was also in the ranks of “Osuna Banda Show” and “La Bigband de San Agustín”.
Now, Freddy, where did you acquire your musical knowledge and of course your studies?
My friend, I practically studied alone. My uncle Elías Sánchez taught me the figures and I went that way, my story is very particular, my father showed me the bass notes and how it was played, since he is a guitarist, also my relatives, most of them are musicians and being next to of the braves of the time, I was learning and trying to get a sound out of the bass, but I never had a teacher, or anything ”.
Freddy told us that at 17 years of age he had already made his first musical arrangement and by asking Mañito Junior, he learned what harmony was; with the musician Pastor Rodríguez (Q.E.P.D.), regarding the reading of sheet music and with the teacher Gilberto Riera, also deceased, he explained to her how he should maintain the swing when there were percussion solos.
Oh and another musician, known as “Lopecito”, recommended that it is necessary to listen to music, because everything is not reading, but you had to read. Regarding the future projects of today’s guest in “Salsa Escrita”, through International Salsa Magazine, he told us that the second production of the “Orquesta Son Colón” is well advanced and the promotional “El Monstruo de la Calle ”, ”, Is already playing on radio stations and additionally on this album, national artists will be recording as special guests.
Likewise, “La Orquesta Son Colón” will be accompanying vocalist Joseph Amado again in 2020, in his second symphonic concert at the Teresa Carreño Theater in Caracas, in the middle of the year.
Finally, we asked Freddy Sánchez for some recommendations, as well as those made at the beginning of this review, for the new generations and he literally told us: “I would like to tell the musicians who are starting in these times, never forget where they came from and what that they were, and keep humility above all else, always thanking the opportunities given and do not forget that music is not a competition, because there is always someone who can be beyond you today and here tomorrow ”.
Finally, we would also like to add the following: “music must be learned daily, as it is an infinite world much adored and which is part of our lives.”
Humility and perseverance will make us great in every way. Congratulations Freddy Sánchez and we hope you continue to achieve success, inside and outside our country with your master’s degree.