ARTURO SANDOVAL

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Arturo Sandoval (November 6, 1949 - ) is a Cuban-American jazz and classical trumpeter. Granted political asylum in July 1990 and US citizenship in 1999, Sandoval and his family now call Miami, Florida home. A protégé of the legendary jazz master Dizzy Gillespie, Sandoval was born in Artemisa, a small town in the outskirts of Havana, Cuba, just two years after Gillespie became the first musician to bring Latin influences into American Jazz. Sandoval began studying classical trumpet at the age of twelve, but it didn’t take him long to catch the excitement of the jazz world. He has since evolved into one of the World’s most acknowledged guardians of jazz trumpet and flugel horn, as well as a renowned classical artist.

Sandoval was a founding member of the Grammy Award-winning group Irakere, whose explosive mixture of jazz, classical, rock and traditional Cuban music caused a sensation throughout
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Ultimate Duets!Ultimate Duets!
Universal Music Latino 2018
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A Time For LoveA Time For Love
Concord Jazz 2010
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Christmas At Notre DameChristmas At Notre Dame
Universal Music Latino 2018
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Trumpet EvolutionTrumpet Evolution
Legacy 2008
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Dear Diz (Every Day I Think Of You)Dear Diz (Every Day I Think Of You)
Concord Jazz 2012
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At Middleton (Original Soundtrack)At Middleton (Original Soundtrack)
Perseverance Records 2014
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ARTURO SANDOVAL Arturo Sandoval album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Arturo Sandoval
Bop 1982
ARTURO SANDOVAL Songs From Europe album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Songs From Europe
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1985
ARTURO SANDOVAL Tumbaito album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Tumbaito
Bop 1986
ARTURO SANDOVAL Arturo Sandoval, Chucho Valdes : Straight Ahead album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Arturo Sandoval, Chucho Valdes : Straight Ahead
Latin Jazz 1988
ARTURO SANDOVAL Flight to Freedom album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Flight to Freedom
Bop 1991
ARTURO SANDOVAL I Remember Clifford album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
I Remember Clifford
Bop 1992
ARTURO SANDOVAL Danzon (Dance On) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Danzon (Dance On)
Bop 1993
ARTURO SANDOVAL Arturo Sandoval & The Latin Train album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Arturo Sandoval & The Latin Train
Bop 1995
ARTURO SANDOVAL Swingin' album cover 5.00 | 2 ratings
Swingin'
Bop 1996
ARTURO SANDOVAL Hot House album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Hot House
Bop 1998
ARTURO SANDOVAL Americana album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Americana
Bop 1999
ARTURO SANDOVAL L.A. Meetings album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
L.A. Meetings
Bop 2001
ARTURO SANDOVAL My Passion for the Piano album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
My Passion for the Piano
Bop 2001
ARTURO SANDOVAL Trumpet Evolution album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Trumpet Evolution
Bop 2003
ARTURO SANDOVAL Rumba Palace album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Rumba Palace
Bop 2007
ARTURO SANDOVAL A Time for Love album cover 3.05 | 2 ratings
A Time for Love
Bop 2010
ARTURO SANDOVAL Mambo Nights album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Mambo Nights
Afro-Cuban Jazz 2011
ARTURO SANDOVAL Dear Diz (Every Day I Think Of You) album cover 4.41 | 2 ratings
Dear Diz (Every Day I Think Of You)
Progressive Big Band 2012
ARTURO SANDOVAL Tango Como Yo Te Siento album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Tango Como Yo Te Siento
Afro-Cuban Jazz 2012
ARTURO SANDOVAL Ultimate Duets! album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Ultimate Duets!
Pop/Art Song/Folk 2018
ARTURO SANDOVAL Christmas At Notre Dame album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Christmas At Notre Dame
Pop/Art Song/Folk 2018

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ARTURO SANDOVAL Breaking The Sound Barrier - Live In Chicago album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Breaking The Sound Barrier - Live In Chicago
Bop 1983
ARTURO SANDOVAL Live at the Blue Note album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Live at the Blue Note
Bop 2005
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Live at Yoshi's
Fusion 2015

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ARTURO SANDOVAL Best of Arturo Sandoval album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Best of Arturo Sandoval
Bop 1997

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ARTURO SANDOVAL Dear Diz (Every Day I Think Of You)

Album · 2012 · Progressive Big Band
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Before I begin this review I'd like to clarify one thing: I do not consider myself a fan of big band jazz. Especially modern big band, for that matter.

But this album has me reconsidering. From the very second I turned on the first track "Bebop" I was hooked to listening through the entire album in one sitting (something that didn't actually happen, unfortunately, since I had to be somewhere). Of course, since then I haven't entirely thought of it as a 5 star album but enough to consider it a masterpiece.

It wasn't until after I listened through it did I discover that this album was a nominee for 2013's grammy award for Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album, which it actually ended up winning. Although I can't say I've listened to the other nominees, I believe this album is rightfully deserving of an award of some kind.

"Dear Diz (Every Day I Think of You)" is a tribute album to Dizzy Gillespie from modern trumpet virtuoso Arturo Sandoval. Every tune except for the last one was either written by Dizzy Gillespie or was played by him at some point in his life. As a result, the album is a nice blend between bebop and latin jazz. Being modern covers, they lack the authenticity of the Bebop era but are in themselves brilliant arrangements full of more energy and emotion than I usually hear in big band settings. The last tune, "Every Day I Think of You" is a beautiful ballad written by Arturo Sandoval as a personal ode to Dizzy and his influence in his life (If I am to be honest, the lyrics creep me out a little, but that's just me).

To make this album worthy of being a tribute album to Gillespie, Sandoval features several different guest artists and arrangers who make the album truly shine. "Bebop" is arranged by Gordon Goodwin and features solos from Shelly Berg on piano and Zane Musa on alto. "Salt Peanuts" is another Gordon Goodwin arrangement and features solos from Bob Mintzer on the tenor sax and Gary Burton on the vibraphone. "And Then She Stopped" is an arrangment by Chris Walden and features Joey DeFranesco on the organ. "Birks Works (ala Mancini)" is a Shelly Berg arrangement featuring more Joey DeFranesco as well as Plas Johnson. "Things To Come" is another Gordon Goodwin arrangment which, like the past two tracks feature DeFranesco as well as back and forth tenor solos between Bob Mintzer and Bob Sheppard. "Fiesta Mojo" features clarinet player Eddie Daniels, which adds a nice flavor to the latin chart. "Con Alma (With Soul)" is probably the most unique arrangement of all. This tune, originally a latin chart, becomes a ballad featuring a string quartet. It's sound would allude to the last track on the album. "Tin Tin Deo" is arranged by Dan Higgins (who is actually a sax player in the band), featuring vocals by Manolo Gimenez and a solo from Wally Minko (assumedly on piano). "Algo Bueno (Woody and Me)" is an arrangement by Dan Higgins of the tune "Woody 'n You". Solos feature Dan Higgins himself and Andy Martin on trombone. "A Night in Tunisia (Actually an Entire Weekend!)" arranged by Wally Minko, features Bob McChesney on trombone and Ed Calle on tenor. The ending to this tune is spectacular. Sandoval plays the ending lick to the tune in four different octaves, each one higher than the last until he is blaring it out in a ridiculously high range. "Every Day I Think of You" as said above is a sentimental ballad to Gillespie, also with string accompaniment like "Con Alma".

Dizzy Gillespie would be proud.

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