Arturo Sandoval, arr. Sandy Smith
Obrasso/World of Brass
A native from Cuba, Arturo Sandoval’s boyhood hero was Dizzy Gillespie, who he finally met in the 1970s. Sandoval defected to the United States while touring with Gillespie in 1990, becoming a naturalized citizen nine years later. The title of this piece means “red-hot mambo”, which says it all!