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Arturo Sandoval

Dear Diz (Every Day I Think Of You)
CD (Concord Jazz 33020), Released 2012;
Produced by Gregg Field & Arturo Sandoval
Editor's Pick:
Arturo Sandoval has released his second album on Concord Jazz, Dear Diz (Every Day I Think of You). It is Sandoval's tribute to Dizzy Gillespie, the mentor and friend who literally rescued him and his family from an oppressive existence and gave them a chance at an entirely new and better life. The album is a collection of classics from Gillespie's massive body of work, each framed in big-band arrangements that throw the spotlight squarely on the elements of bebop that underscore so much of the iconic trumpeter's work and set the tone for the music of his era.
Backing Sandoval on the project is a crew of top-shelf jazz artists: vibraphonist Gary Burton, Yellowjacket's leader saxophonist Bob Mintzer, organist Joey DeFrancesco, clarinetist Eddie Daniels, saxophonist Ed Calle, drummer/co-producer Gregg Field and several others. Also along for the ride are a couple of unlikely but well-placed surprises - actors Andy Garcia on percussion and vocalist Manolo Gimenez. The resulting set is, as Field puts it, is Sandoval's "love letter to an old friend."
The recording features new, big-band arrangements of Gillespie classics such as "Bebop," "A Night in Tunisia" and "Con Alma." (label, 2012-05-15)
Song titles include:
Be Bop 8:19
Salt Peanuts! (Mani Salado) 6:48
And Then She Stopped 5:18
Birks Works (Ala Mancini) 6:04
Things To Come 7:11
Fiesta Mojo 5:09
Con Alma (With Soul) 6:00
Tin Tin Deo 6:52
Algo Bueno (Woody And Me) 6:15
A Night In Tunisia (Actually An Entire Weekend) 7:23
Every Day I Think Of You 4:27
Musicians include:
Arturo Sandoval Trumpet, Vocal
Shelly Berg Piano
Carlitos Del Puerto Bass
Chuck Berghofer Bass
Brian Nova Guitar
Dustin Higgins Guitar
Gregg Field Drums
Joey DeFrancesco B3 Hammond Organ
Joey De Leon Percussion
Munyungo Jackson Percussion
Gary Burton Vibes
Andy Garcia Bongo
Dan Higgins Alto Sax, Flute, Piccolo, Alto Flute
Rusty Higgins Alto Sax, Alto Flute, C Flute
Bob Sheppard Tenor Sax, Clarinet
Bob Mintzer Tenor Sax
Rob Lockart Tenor Sax, Clarinet
Greg Huckins Baritone Sax, Bass Clarinet
Wayne Bergeron Lead Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Category: Latin Jazz => Latin Jazz
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