Banda Sinaloense el Recodo de Don Cruz Liz?rraga, often referred to as Banda el Recodo or simply La Banda Sinaloense (Spanish: "the Sinaloan Band") is a band Mexican Banda sinaloense group. Since its founding in 1938, it has been under the direction of the Liz?rraga family. Banda el Recodo has performed with such popular artists as Juan Gabriel,Michael Concepcion, and Vicente Fern?ndez.
The ensemble consists of four clarinets, three trumpets, a tambora: a bass drum with a cymbal on top, a tarola: a snare drum, a tuba (Sousaphone style), three trombones, and three singers.
Banda el Recodo was founded by Don Cruz Liz?rraga from Sinaloa, Mexico. Although he had to drop out of high school to work, Liz?rraga was an excellent bandleader and musician. Self-taught on the clarinet, he was forced to sell one of his hogs to pay for his new musical instrument. Once he moved to Mazatl?n, Sinaloa, Lizarraga signed a deal with RCA Victor and soon formed Banda el Recodo.