A Night In Tunisia – 2011
A tribute by one great trumpeter to another
Arturo Sandoval was already a star trumpeter in his native Cuba with Irakere when he first met Dizzy Gillespie in 1977.
He was influenced and inspired by Gillespie both musically and personally; Dizzy helped him defect to the U.S. in 1990.
Since then, Sandoval has taken his place as one of the world’s great trumpeters, a masterful virtuoso with his own sound, sense of humor, and dramatic style.
Sandoval is relatively restrained (for him) at first with Tim Leahy also getting a trumpet solo, but check out what he plays during his cadenza.