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Trumpet Evolution

Arturo SandovalAudio CD
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (February 1, 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
  • ASIN: B0012GMV8K
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #62,863 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Dipper Mouth Blues
2. When It's Sleepy Time Down South
3. At the Jazz Band Ball
4. La Virgen de la Macarena
5. I Can't Get Started
6. Concerto for Cootie
7. Little Jazz
8. The Man With a Horn
9. Manteca
10. Tee Pee Time
11. Coloratura Concerto for Soprano: First Movement
12. Nostalgia
13. 'Round Midnight
14. Maynard Ferguson
15. My Funny Valentine
16. Joy Spring
17. Concerto in D Major: First Movement
18. Up Jumped Spring
19. Later

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23 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Jazz CD of the Year June 24, 2003
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
It's been easily ten years since I've enjoyed a jazz disk as much as this one. I bought it the day it came out, and have been addicted to it ever since. You haven't lived until you've heard Sandoval's version of "Can't Get Started," one of the two cuts where he sings (the other being "My Funny Valentine," also very enjoyable). This is jazz as in joyful, not as in listen-because-it's-good-for-you.
For someone who enjoys older jazz, just being able to hear cuts like Berrigan's in the crystal clarity of a modern, well produced recording is thrilling. This disk has also sent me back to the old recordings to hear more from all the artists (particularly Clark Terry, Clifford Brown, Harry James, Roy Eldridge) Sandoval pays tribute to. A great introduction to jazz trumpet for those who have yet to discover the wonders of that instrument, and a fun trip through the years for more knowledgeable jazz fans. What a gift to jazz, and jazz listeners.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Trumpet Evolution May 6, 2003
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Absolutely incredible! It is almost unbelievable how Arturo Sandoval is able to represent, with exquisite expertise, the techniques and diverse styles of all of these trumpet legends. I was absolutely blown away and would expect nothing less than this from such a giant - from the virtuoso talent that is maestro Sandoval. I recommend it, to say the very least!
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must for any trumpet player!!! May 8, 2003
Format:Audio CD
I can think of no musician who would be able to tackle the formative task of trying to copy so many styles of trumpet playing than Mr. Sandoval. He just about completely pulls it off. He is able to pick up even the smallest idiosyncracies that distinguish each player. I was skeptical before purchasing this cd on his attempts with the classical players he takes on but he proved me quite wrong. The only player who seems to have given him problems is Chet Baker. That voice cannot be duplicated.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars But is it JAZZ? June 12, 2003
Format:Audio CD
This album is a radio programmer's worst nightmare...19 tracks representing at least four different styles. From the early days of jazz, classical, swing era, hard bop, and more, Mr. Sandoval pays tribute to the great trumpet players past and present.
Yes, he plays transcriptions of great solos. I would like to learn about some of the technical aspects of this recording: did he change equipment (mouthpiece, horn, etc.), recording techniques, or were the changes in sound all from his "chops"?
Okay, I am veering into trumpet geek territory here.
Throughout his career, Mr. Sandoval's sound has excited and electrified audiences around the world. He is probably the most technically gifted, versatile, and purely musical trumpeter alive today.
I would like to hear his own compositions and improvisations, but as a concept, this album is great. Is it JAZZ? Does it matter? It is a tribute to great players, historically important styles, and beuatifully played and produced. It even fits with the retro-reissue esthetic prevalent in jazz right now.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars For everybody who hates "Trumpet Evolution" August 8, 2004
Format:Audio CD
I'm not entirely sure why this album has so many critics. I think it is kind of original to reproduce the different style of nineteen trumpet greats, and as a trumpeter I'm fairly confident this is easier said than done. Besides, all the trumpet players he pays tribute to deserved to be honored for eternity. Probably the most impressive tracks are "Maynard Ferguson", "Later" is very good, and "When It's Sleepy Time Down South" is played very well too. I would just like to say that for those who dislike Trumpet Evolution, think again about how he has honored these great musicians! Plus you can hear how trumpet and jazz have evolved throughout the ages. Besides, I went to an Arturo Sandoval concert and I was more impressed by his variety of playing (trumpet, timbales, piano, keyboards, vocals, including scatting) as well as a broad range of repertoire. Plus he can do all sorts of tricks with a trumpet and flugelhorn. In conclusion, I would recommend this album, amongst jazz fans and trumpeters alike.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars album title says it all July 27, 2005
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I was reading some reviews about this album, and somebody asked the question, why?. Well, I think Arturo not only wanted to pay tributes to legendary trumpeters, (who inspired him to be who he is and play like he plays,) he wanted to show the world how beautiful the trumpet sound and styles have been this last century. It was his idea, no other trumpeter could have come close to what he's done, and he deserves all the credit in the world. The album is filled with some of the greatest titles ever to represent the jazz world and solo trumpet. I highly recommend this CD and satisfaction is guaranteed. Arturo truly is an important link to the evolution of trumpet.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Amazing Technique and Tribute May 3, 2004
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
I don't really understand why other reviewers are trashing this album. Listening to the original recordings by the original artists is, of course, wonderful, but that's not what this album is about. It is an amazing tribute to some of the most influential trumpet players of the 20th century. This album is Arturo Sandoval's salute to many of those who have inspired him over the years. The fact that Sandoval can play in this many different styles with such technical ability is a real tribute to him as a musician. This album is a wonderful example of the range of the trumpet as an instrument and a good addition to the collection of any serious jazz listener.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars good music any time
I have listened to this often and really enjoy it. Great to relax to or clear your mind, or have for guests.
Published 6 months ago by joyce
4.0 out of 5 stars Arturo Sandoval
Lots of great songs originally by other trumpeters that are reinterpreted by Arturo Sandoval. Many excellent tunes but my favorite is Joy Spring!!!
Published 9 months ago by gator
5.0 out of 5 stars More than expected
It was a gift to my brother in-law. He was truly happy with this cd. He is enjoying it
and loved the quality of the cd. It was as advertised.
Published 10 months ago by Forester W. Jenkins
5.0 out of 5 stars AWESOME VERSATILITY
ARTURO SANDOVAL IS ONE OF THE GREATIST LIVING TRUMPET PLAYERS. THIS CD SHOWS HIS VERSATILITY AS WELL A HIS TRIBUTE TO MANY OF THE GREAT PLAYERS OF THE PAST. Read more
Published 13 months ago by RALPH C
5.0 out of 5 stars Marvelous
I love the way this great trumpet player makes his approch to amercan classic music.
He never leaves his latino roots, and there is the secret of his originality. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Arturo!
Can't get any better than the best trumpet player of all time. Great album and great playing. Fantastic selections, great.
Published 13 months ago by Pellum Jamar Dumas
5.0 out of 5 stars No one does it like Arturo.
Arturo Sandoval is one of THE MOST polished musicians in the world....an Incredible jazz trumpet
player to say the least.... Read more
Published 13 months ago by Mark Ryan Meyer
5.0 out of 5 stars A fantastic display of talent!
This is one of my favorites. I ordered it to give as a gift.
I've seen Arturo perform locally and would go to see him again.
Published 16 months ago by Patricia A. Mc Gehee
4.0 out of 5 stars Trumpet
Arturo Sandoval, is a trumpeter's trumpeter, he plays all of the history of the trumpet which helps me be able to emulate the right way to play that Discipline. Read more
Published 17 months ago by Leslie Ford
5.0 out of 5 stars Sandoval is a virtuoso not to be missed
Though I bought this album as a gift, I did sample it first. I've been a Sandoval fan since I heard him interviewed on Marion McPartland's "Piano Jazz" program long... Read more
Published 18 months ago by Thomas Holbrook
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