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Flight to Freedom
     

Flight to Freedom

by Arturo Sandoval
 
In July 1990, after playing trumpet in his native Cuba for 28 of his 41 years, Arturo Sandoval had the opportunity to defect from Cuba along with his family. A brilliant virtuoso, Sandoval finally was able to play whatever music he wanted without having to satisfy a dictator, and his potential was enormous. On his American debut, Sandoval mostly performs boppish jazz

Overview

In July 1990, after playing trumpet in his native Cuba for 28 of his 41 years, Arturo Sandoval had the opportunity to defect from Cuba along with his family. A brilliant virtuoso, Sandoval finally was able to play whatever music he wanted without having to satisfy a dictator, and his potential was enormous. On his American debut, Sandoval mostly performs boppish jazz (other than the dull "Marianela") with slight touches of rock and spiced with Latin percussion. The trumpeter shows restraint on the ballads (including a tasty "Body and Soul") and displays plenty of fire on the often-funky uptempo romps, not overdoing the effortless high notes. With the assistance of the high-powered tenor of Ed Calle, the versatile guitarist Rene Luis Toledo, and a variety of talented sidemen (including guest Chick Corea on three songs), Arturo Sandoval's long overdue debut is well-rounded, exciting, and highlighted by a fast rendition of Dizzy Gillespie's "Tanga."

Product Details

Release Date:
03/19/1991
Label:
Grp Records
UPC:
0011105963428
catalogNumber:
9634

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Performance Credits

Arturo Sandoval   Primary Artist,Synthesizer,Percussion,Trumpet,Flugelhorn,Timbales,Vocals,Bells,cowbell
Danilo Pérez   Synthesizer
Rene Toledo   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals
Sanford Allen   Strings
Alfred Brown   Strings
Ed Calle   Synthesizer,Flute,Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone,Vocals,Background Vocals,EWI
Armando Anthony Corea   Piano
Joel Dorn   Vocals
Richard Eddy   Synthesizer
Max Ellen   Strings
Julia Fuller   Vocals
Orlando Hernandez   Drums,Vocals,Background Vocals
Anthony Jackson   Bass
Jesse Levy   Strings
Long John   Percussion
Eugene J. Moye   Strings
Gene Orloff   Strings
Michael Orta   Piano,Vocals
Nicky Orta   Bass,Vocals
John Pintavalle   Strings
Portinho   Percussion
Matthew Raimondi   Strings
Dave Weckl   Drums
Harry Zaratzian   Strings
Mike Orta   Synthesizer,Piano,Vocals
Elliot Rosoff   Strings
Pete King   Vocals

Technical Credits

Arturo Sandoval   Liner Notes
Dave Grusin   Executive Producer
Joel Dorn   Producer,Liner Notes
Joseph Doughney   Producer
Richard Eddy   Producer
Michael Landy   Producer
Gene Paul   Engineer
Larry Rosen   Executive Producer
Neil Tesser   Liner Notes
Andy Baltimore   Director

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