For Love or Country: The Arturo Sandoval Story

For Love or Country: The Arturo Sandoval Story


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The HBO film For Love or Country tells the story of Arturo Sandoval, the legendary trumpet and piano virtuoso who defected from Cuba in 1990 in order to play jazz in the United States. The well-produced soundtrack features plenty of Sandoval's remarkable musicianship amid the highly rhythmic backdrop of percolating Latin jazz arrangements. Sandoval's high register, shockingly swift trumpet runs dominate the tracks that feature big band and small group jazz ensembles, as well as the more traditionally minded Cuban ensembles. There are also examples of Sandoval "accompanying" himself on some tender piano and trumpet duets. A Dizzy Gillespie protégé, Sandoval is as well-versed in bebop as he is in the music of his native country, and the occasional touch of electric funk here adds some welcome spice to the pot. This soundtrack proves how well he's thrived in his new homeland.

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Product Details

Release Date: 10/24/2000
Label: Atlantic
UPC: 0075678341922
catalogNumber: 83419
Rank: 105219


  1. Manteca
  2. The Man I Love
  3. Ilya
  4. Canta Trompeta Querida
  5. Marianela
  6. A Night in Tunisia
  7. Blues For Diz
  8. Quimbombo
  9. Waheera
  10. Take the "A" Train
  11. Drume Negrita
  12. Guantanamera

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Irakere   Track Performer
Arturo Sandoval   Trumpet
Ed Calle   Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Luis Conte   Conga
Gary Grant   Trumpet
Dan Higgins   Alto Saxophone
Charles Loper   Tenor Trombone
Ramon Stagnaro   Guitar
Carlos del Puerto   Bass
Jerry Hay   Trumpet
Dizzy Gillespie & the United Nations Orchestra   Track Performer
Eliseo Grenet   Track Performer
Luis Grinan-Camacho   Track Performer
Sing My Beloved Trumpet   Track Performer
Orquesta Cubana De Musica Moderna   Track Performer
Andy Garcia   Percussion,Bongos

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
Jellybean   Producer
Dizzy Gillespie   Composer
Arturo Sandoval   Producer
Joseíto Fernandez   Composer
Ed Calle   Arranger
Ira Gershwin   Composer
Frank Paparelli   Composer
Billy Strayhorn   Composer
Armando Romeu   Arranger
Ernesto Simpson   Drum Arrangements
Ernesto Wood Grenet   Composer
Andy Garcia   Producer

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