Grammy Nominated album, Rhythm and Soul (2022)
In 2022 Arturo releases his new album “Rhythm & Soul” to rave reviews! What the pandemic of 2020 revealed to those who follow Arturo on social media was just how much this man, who at age 72 has seen and done it all, continues to love music and court it with all the eagerness of a love-struck teenager. During the imposed quarantine, when the music business all but stopped, Arturo would share 1-3 new compositions or improvisations to his Facebook and Instagram pages almost daily, revealing an insatiable need to keep creating and communicating. This album is but a mere sampling of his creative output from that time, a collection of new songs written during the shutdown and interpreted by his incredible band once they were able to get back in the studio together.
Why “Rhythm & Soul”?
The “Rhythm” is represented by a collection of new originals that draw on Arturo’s wealth of experience and encyclopedic knowledge in all forms of Latin music, from traditional Cuban Son to Brazilian Bossa-Nova and Samba to Caribbean Soca. There are few, if any, musicians more qualified to represent such a vast diversity of Latin rhythms.
The “Soul” is what comes from his horn. This album showcases Arturo as a player in many forms – from fiery to sensitive. Musicians and fans alike rightly marvel at his technical ability on the horn – the effortless high notes and the dizzying speed and execution of his improvised runs. He truly is one of the most beautiful ballad players around, and both sides of his soul are well represented here.
by Arturo Sandoval
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Featuring: La Virgen de la Macarena by Arturo Sandoval
We are very proud to announce that Arturo Sandoval’s recording of “La Virgen de La Macarena” from his Trumpet Evolution Album is featured in the new iPhone 7 commercial! The song is now #2 on the Latin Billboard charts!
- 2013 Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipient
- 2016 Honorary Doctorate recipient in Fine Arts from The University of Notre Dame
- 10 Time Grammy Award Winner
- Emmy Award Recipient
- 6 Time Billboard Award Winner
- 2015 Hispanic Heritage Award Recipient
He is one of the most dynamic and vivacious live performers of our time, and has been seen by millions at the Oscars, at the Grammy Awards, and the Billboard Awards.
Arturo Sandoval reaches beyond the scope of mere effort. His struggles while in Cuba and since his defection have given him more energy and strength, urging him to accomplish and surpass his childhood dreams.
Filled with a virtuoso capability, he desires nothing more than to share his gift with others who feel the same intense adoration for music as he does.
One frequently speaks of Arturo Sandoval’s virtuoso technical ability or his specialty in high notes, but he who has seen him on the piano, lyrically improvising a ballad, or has had the opportunity to enjoy the diversity of his music, through his compositions from the most straight ahead jazz, Latin jazz or classical, knows that Arturo Sandoval is a prominent musician, and one recognizes that Arturo is one of the most brilliant, multifaceted and renowned musicians of our time.
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“Born into poverty in Cuba and held back by his government, he risked everything to share his gifts with the world. In the decades since, this astonishing trumpeter, pianist and composer has inspired audiences in every corner of the world and awakened a new generation of great performers. He remains one of the best ever to play.”
(presenting Arturo Sandoval
The Presidential Medal of Freedom)