Arturo Sandoval

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Arturo Sandoval (born November 6, 1949) is a Cuban jazz trumpeter, pianist and composer. He was born in Artemisa, Cuba.

Sandoval, while still in Cuba, was influenced by jazz musicians Charlie Parker, Clifford Brown, and Dizzy Gillespie, finally meeting Gillespie later in 1977. Gillespie promptly became a mentor and colleague, playing with Arturo in concerts in Europe and Cuba and later featuring him in The United Nations Orchestra. Sandoval defected to the United States of America in Spain, while touring with Gillespie in 1990, and became a naturalized citizen in 1999.

Sandoval's life was the subject of the 2000 TV film For Love or Country: The Arturo Sandoval Story, starring Andy García as Arturo Sandoval. He currently resides in Tarzana, California. Sandoval has been awarded 10 Grammy Awards, and nominated 17 times; he has also received 6 Billboard Awards and one Emmy Award.

On August 8, 2013, President Barack Obama announced that Arturo Sandoval would be a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2000 Art and Life Beenie Man 3
2001 Playboy's Latin Jazz Christmas: A Not So Silent Night Various Artists 2
2003 The Diary of Alicia Keys Alicia Keys 5 9
2003 Latin Jazz Christmas Various Artists 1
2004 At Last... The Duets Album Kenny G 5 3
2009 The Last Aventura 2
2012 Music David Garrett 5
2013 All That Echoes Josh Groban 4 4
2013 My Funny Valentine: The Chet Baker Songbook Matt Dusk 2
2013 Wolverines Vega 1
2014 Ske-Dat-De-Dat: The Spirit of Satch Dr. John 2
2015 Passion World Kurt Elling 2
2016 Nine Club des Belugas 1
Cuba libre Willy Chirino 1
Gold Encore Series: Sound the Trumpets Various Artists 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1992 GRP 10th Anniversary Collection Various Artists 1
1992 A GRP Christmas Collection, Vol. II Various Artists 4 1
1992 GRP - The Sounds Of '92 Various Artists 1
1993 GRP - The Sounds of '93 Various Artists 4 1
1993 We're All in This Together Various Artists 1
1995 There’s No Comparison… in Jazz Various Artists 1
1995 I Got No Kick Against Modern Jazz Various Artists 3
1995 Afro-Cuba Various Artists 1
1995 Latin Jazz: Latino Heat Meets New York Cool Various Artists 1
1996 Latin Jazz at Ronnie Scott's Various Artists 1
1999 Cuban Revolucion Jazz Various Artists 2
2000 Jam Miami: A Celebration of Latin Jazz Various Artists 1
2001 The Ultimate Latin Album 3 Various Artists 1
2002 Made in Cuba 2 Various Artists 1
2002 Latin Jazz: La Combinación Perfecta Various Artists 1
2003 Classic Jazz: The Nineties Various Artists 1
2005 Career 1937-1992 Dizzy Gillespie 1
2006 Nomination mejor interpretación latin jazz Various Artists 1
2008 Bar Classics 8 Various Artists 1
2010 Putumayo presents - World Christmas Party Various Artists 1
2012 GRP 30: The Digital Master Company 30th Anniversary (disc 1 of 2) Various Artists 1
Acoustic Jazz Various Artists 1
All the Best '99 Various Artists 1
Cool Breeze: The New Sounds of GRP Various Artists 1
The Very Best of Latin Jazz Various Artists 1

Album + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1992 The Mambo Kings Various Artists 3
1996 Mr. Wrong Various Artists 1
2011 Rango: Music From the Motion Picture Hans Zimmer 1
The Perez Family Various Artists 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2001 El último adiós (The Last Goodbye) Various Artists 1

Unspecified type

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
Viva Cubop 2 (Dance The Afro Cuban Way) Various Artists 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2011 Mis favoritas Willy Chirino 1

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