It seems remarkable that Arturo Sandoval never seems to win any jazz polls, for few trumpeters can come close to equaling his technique, jazz chops, and warm sound. On this advanced hard bop date, the music is strictly straight-ahead without any Latin rhythms. Sandoval matches wits quite successfully with clarinetist Eddie Daniels on two songs, tenor great Michael Brecker on three (including a memorable rendition of "Moment's Notice"), and veteran flugelhornist Clark Terry on a joyous "Mack the Knife." In addition, Sandoval pays tribute to Woody Shaw, John Coltrane, and Dizzy Gillespie. All in all, this is one of Arturo Sandoval's finest recordings to date.
This early solo effort (made available on CD by Messidor) by trumpeter Arturo Sandoval was recorded in Madrid, Spain a few years before his defection from Cuba. Sandoval really lets loose on the six selections (five originals plus "A Night in Tunisia"), showing off his tremendous technique and his ability to play rapid lines. The high-powered music (which also features pianist Hilario Duran and guitarist Jorge Chicoy) may turn some listeners off due to its ferocity and lack of space, but one cannot help but be impressed by Sandoval's talents.
Album performed by Cuban American trumpeter, pianist and composer Arturo Sandoval (Artemis, 1949) as a tribute to the U.S. and the music of American authors by reason of having obtained U.S. citizenship in 1999 after nearly 10 years of long wait. His career record is close to fifty published album. He recorded also in other styles, outside their main line of jazz, accompanying various internationally renowned singers (Gloria Estefan, Frank Sinatra and others) and participating in concerts with great musics as Stan Getz, Herbie Hancock, Tito Puente and Celine Dion.
Live at the Brewhouse Theatre, England 1992Rarely does a musician master the arts of Jazz, Classical, and Latin music with such technique and purity as Arturo Sandoval. His struggles in Cuba have given him the energy and strength to accomplish and surpass his childhood dreams. Filled with a virtuoso capability, he desires nothing more than to share his gift with others who feel the same intense adoration for music. His keen technical trumpeting ability and specialty in high notes can be coupled with his piano compositions, as well as lyrical ballad improvisations.