As I told Mr. Sandoval recently, I know very little about Latin Jazz, and 'no habla Espanol.'
I bought this based on a recommendation, probably from something played on Gordon Goodwin's Phat Tracks on 88.1 FM (and jazzandblues dot org). That probably had to do with Stevie Wonder, for which we were both fans.
I was blown away by it. It is beautiful. The featured performers do incredible performances. Sometimes I forget that I am listening to a phenomenal trumpet player because Sandoval features them so effortlessly.
Like Andy Martin's The Project, I can listen to this CD over and over without boredom. On long drives I've played it as many as 4 times in 6 hours. It's great in all kinds of traffic!
My favorite tracks are 3 (Stevie Wonder), 6 (Josh Groban) and 11 (Al Jarreau). That last one makes me tear up, so perfect and released after Jarreau died.