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Dream Come True
Arturo Sandoval
Dream Come True
Genres: World Music, Jazz, Pop, Latin Music
 
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A description of Arturo Sandoval's album Dream Come True--a collaboration between the overly flashy Cuban trumpeter and the middle-brow concertmaster Michel Legrand--may sound unpromising, but it's a surprising success, Sa...  more »

      
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All Artists: Arturo Sandoval
Title: Dream Come True
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Grp Records
Release Date: 5/11/1993
Genres: World Music, Jazz, Pop, Latin Music
Styles: Caribbean & Cuba, Cuba, Latin Jazz, Latin Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 011105970129, 011105970143, 011105970228

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A description of Arturo Sandoval's album Dream Come True--a collaboration between the overly flashy Cuban trumpeter and the middle-brow concertmaster Michel Legrand--may sound unpromising, but it's a surprising success, Sandoval's first U.S. recording where his feeling equals his surpassing technique. Perhaps he feels he no longer has to prove himself in his adopted homeland, for the Cuban expatriate plays with a subtlety and tenderness unheard in his previous two U.S. outings. Sandoval and Legrand play a wonderfully restrained, unaccompanied trumpet/piano duet on Gillespie's "Con Alma." Sandoval shows his fiery side when he plays his own "Blue 93" with a Latin-jazz septet. Pushed firmly through bop changes by drummer Peter Erskine and bassist Brian Bromberg, Sandoval engages saxophonist Ernie Watts in give-and-take dialogues on John Coltrane's "Dahomey Dance" and Freddie Hubbard's "Little Sunflower." Three numbers were recorded with a jazz big band and three more with a string orchestra, and yet Legrand's arrangements never obtrude but merely provide a rich harmonic backdrop for Sandoval's solos. --Geoffrey Himes

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Smoldering Sandoval
Joe Bryer | West Chester, PA USA | 08/06/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The fiery and hard-edged brilliance in Sandoval's usual offerings is toned down a couple of notches in this beautifully arranged and crafted collaboration with Michel Legrand. It smacks you in the face less, but wraps its tendrils around your heart more than any other Sandoval recording I know. Sandoval comes off as no less a genius than elsewhere, but there is understatement and rich texture. Technical brilliance is not this recording's reason for being, but rather this is a celebration of georgeous tunes and arrangements. I've grown to dislike Giant Steps because so many have tried their hand at it, but this is the best cover I've heard. This is my favorite Sandoval recording."