Sony Music has announced the release of GET SHORTY (Original Television Soundtrack) with an original score by composer Antonio Sánchez. Based in part on Elmore Leonard’s 1990’s New York Times bestselling novel, and created for television by Davey Holmes, GET SHORTY follows Miles Daly, played by Chris O’Dowd (Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, The Sapphires, Bridesmaids), the muscle for a crime ring in Nevada who tries to become a movie producer in Hollywood with the help of a washed-up producer, Rick Moreweather, played by three-time Emmy® award winner Ray Romano (Everybody Loves Raymond, Men of a Certain Age, Parenthood), as a way to leave his criminal past behind and win back his recently estranged family. GET SHORTY also stars Sean Bridgers (Rectify, Room), Carolyn Dodd (The Adventures of Catty Wompus), Lidia Porto (Horrible Bosses 2), Goya Robles (11:55), Megan Stevenson (Review) and Lucy Walters (Power).
The first season of the series premiered on EPIX on August 13, 2017 in the US. GET SHORTY is executive produced by Holmes and Adam Arkin (The Americans, Billions). The series is produced by MGM Television and distributed by MGM.
Riding the crest of a musical wave that began with his Golden Globe® and BAFTA®-nominated score for Alejandro González Iñárritu's Academy Award®-winning film, Birdman* or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), followed by soundtracks composed for director Fernando León de Aranoa’s Política, Manual de Instrucciones, drummer/Composer Antonio Sánchez returns with the EPIX Original Series GET SHORTY.
Born in Mexico City in 1971, Antonio Sánchez began playing the drums at age five and performed professionally in his early teens. Antonio pursued a degree in classical piano at the National Conservatory in Mexico and in 1993 moved to Boston where he enrolled at Berklee College of Music and New England Conservatory. There, he graduated Magna Cum Laude in Jazz Studies.
Since relocating to New York City in 1999, Antonio has become one of the most sought-after drummers in the international jazz scene. His playing is featured on over a hundred albums, and he has been the drummer of choice for 20-time Grammy® winner Pat Metheny and has been part of virtually every project the famed guitarist has created since 2000. Sanchez and Metheny have recorded ten albums together (Speaking of Now, The Way Up, Day Trip, Tokyo Day Trip, Quartet Live, Unity Band, Tap: Book of Angels Volume 20, KIN (←→), The Unity Sessions), three of which have been awarded the Grammy®.
Antonio’s continuous search as an artist has inspired him to compose and lead his own bands and ensembles. He has released five critically acclaimed albums as a leader. His debut, Migration (CAM Jazz, 2007) was called “one of the best new releases of 2007” by All About Jazz and featured an impressive cast which included Pat Metheny, Chick Corea, Chris Potter, David Sanchez and Scott Colley. His second solo effort, Live in New York (CAM Jazz, 2010) was recorded during a four-day run at the Jazz Standard in New York City. New Life (CAM Jazz, 2013), Three Times Three (CAM Jazz, 2014, Europe/2015, US) and The Meridian Suite (CAM Jazz, 2015) followed.
Sánchez’s career blossomed with Birdman, Política, Manual de Instrucciones and Get Shorty.