Banda Sinaloense el Recodo de Don Cruz LizÃ¡rraga, often referred to as Banda el Recodo is a Mexican Banda sinaloense group. Since its founding in 1938, it has been under the direction of the LizÃ¡rraga family. Banda el Recodo has performed with such popular artists as Juan Gabriel, Michael Concepcion.
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, three trombones, and two singers.
According to the 2013 court testimonies of the drug lord JesÃºs Enrique RejÃ³n Aguilar, Banda el Recodo performed at several private parties held by leaders of Los Zetas drug cartel for a sum of US$250,000. He also testified that the favorite musical group of Miguel TreviÃ±o Morales, the former leader of Los Zetas, was Banda el Recodo.