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."