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Arturo Sandoval ‎– The Classical Album / L. Mozart, Hummel, Arutiunian, Sandoval / London Symphony Orchestra, Luis Haza / GRP ‎Audio CD 1994 / GRK 75002

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Arturo Sandoval ‎– The Classical Album / L. Mozart, Hummel, Arutiunian, Sandoval / London Symphony Orchestra, Luis Haza / GRP ‎Audio CD 1994 / GRK75002

UPC 011105750028

ASIN: B000003FQ6


Product details:

Label: GRP ‎– GRK 75002
Format: CD, Album
Country: Europe
Released: 1994
Genre: Classical


  Concerto In D Major For Trumpet & Orchestra
1 Adagio
Written-By – L. Mozart
2 Allegro Moderato
Written-By – L. Mozart
  Concerto In E-flat Major For Trumpet & Orchestra
3 Allegro Con Spirito
Written-By – Hummel
4 Andante
Written-By – Hummel
5 Rondo: Allegro Molto
Written-By – Hummel, Written-By [Cadenza] – Arturo Sandoval
6 Trumpet Concerto
Written-By – Arutiunian, Written-By [Cadenza] – Timofey Dokschizer
  Concerto For Trumpet & Orchestra
7 Allegro
Orchestrated By – Zioto ZelantiWritten-By – Sandoval
8 Andante Cantabile
Orchestrated By – Zito ZelantiWritten-By – Sandoval
Allegro Con Brio
Orchestrated By – Zito ZelantiWritten-By – Sandoval



Editorial Review:

This disc proclaims the world-renowned Cuban jazz trumpeter Arturo Sandoval's ''return to his classical roots'', though exactly what those roots are is not clear. He plays the two real 'classical' works, the Leopold Mozart and Hummel concertos, with a tone and agility which show his consummate strength and a brilliant technique (not just facility) as well as a sweet, if variable, tone-quality. I can well believe on those grounds alone that Sandoval has endured a rigorous and formal training in the essentials of 'straight' playing. Yet what is also evident is that since he strayed from his 'roots' he has seldom familiarized himself with eighteenth-century music and the type of stylistic refinements and nuances second nature to a true classical trumpet player. His attempt to negotiate the soaring and velvety line in Mozart's first movement contains neither the constancy of intonation nor the finesse in phrasing and articulation to allow one to forget that this is not his territory. The Hummel projects a warm, open and sunny disposition but he sounds at his happiest when he bursts from his shackles in his own cadenza and reveals what he usually does for a living. Comparing these performances with Wynton Marsalis's debut classical album (nearly ten years ago now), one realizes that Marsalis really has a unique ear for classical style amongst the jazz fraternity.
There are no such misgivings in Sandoval's epic exotic and unashamedly emotive account of Arutiunian's exciting (if cliche-ridden) Trumpet Concerto: here we can revel in his vast sound, thrilling and yet restrained (less of the expected Latin-style vibrato predominates here, though it does return to haunt us in the cadenza) in the soupy middle section, and always brilliantly supported by the London Symphony Orchestra in the sort of score they size up immediately. Timofey Dokschitzer's legendary Melodiya performance (nla) is far more intensely argued and spine-tingling in the slow movement, whilst Bernard Soustrot's account is the more polished and poised, as you would expect, but neither can rival Sandoval for sheer size of personality and richness of sound. Sandoval's own concerto is a studio-influenced West Coast-style film score complete with sweeping and weepy melodies wrapped up in busy rhythmic exchanges, memorable more for the trumpeter's super-acrobatics than any compositional interest. Make sure you are firmly strapped in for this piece, preferably in a chair fixed to the floor.'



More Details: 

  • Art Direction – Scott L. Johnson
  • Conductor – Luis Haza
  • Coordinator [Production] – Carl Cats Valldejuli
  • Creative Director – Andy Baltimore
  • Edited By [Production] – Joseph Doughney, Michael Landy
  • Executive-Producer – Dave Grusin, Larry Rosen
  • Leader – Stoianov Konstantin
  • Liner Notes – Theodore W. Libbey, Jr.
  • Mastered By – Ted Jensen
  • Orchestra – London Symphony Orchestra
  • Photography By – Carol Weinberg
  • Producer – Ettore Stratta
  • Producer, Trumpet – Arturo Sandoval
  • Recorded By [Assistant], Mixed By [Digitally, Assistant] – Steve Orchard
  • Recorded By, Mixed By [Digitally] – Rupert Coulson







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