Arturo Sandoval: For Love or Country, the Arturo Sandoval Story

Virtuoso Cuban Trumpeter Arturo Sandoval has another achievement to add to his Grammy-winning jazz albums and his stints with great symphony orchestras: a soundtrack album from the HBO movie of his own life. The subject of this Tom Sawyer-esque tribute was an admirer and protégé of Dizzy Gillespie, who helped him defect to the U.S. in 1990, and his flamboyant bebop explosions and exuberant Latin rhythms are a salute to the father of Afro-Cuban Jazz.
For Love or Country, the Arturo Sandoval Story
Released: 10/24/2000
Label: Atlantic
Genre: Latin
All Arturo Sandoval profiles…
Not An Epitaph
Legendary Cuban Trumpeter Arturo Sandoval had the rare experience of scoring the HBO movie of his own life story.
Exploring the roots of two masterpieces of Afro-Cuban Jazz, Dizzy Gillespie’s "Manteca", and Irakere’s "Iya" by Sandoval himself.
The Trumpet
Sandoval reflects on his life-long love for his instrument.
Playing Diz
For the soundtrack to his life story, Sandoval and his trumpet had to assume the musical personality of his mentor Dizzy Gillespie
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