Three albums by Arturo Sandoval to give away at Christmas (Part I)

ISM Recommends “CHRISTMAS AT NOTRE DAME”, “ULTIMATE DUETS”, and “LIVE AT YOSHI’S” of the “Trumpet Legend” to enjoy in the comfort of your home


ISM Recommends “CHRISTMAS AT NOTRE DAME”, “ULTIMATE DUETS”, and “LIVE AT YOSHI’S” of the “Trumpet Legend” to enjoy in the comfort of your home

Here is already a month left for December and with it the fast and multiple purchases, in addition to the Christmas gifts that you should not leave for last. What a headache for some people! It’s for that we are going to recommend you the elite gift, three Latin Jazz albums by Arturo Sandoval with which you will be 100% a lord and you will not disappoint even your “Secret Santa”.


Ten-time Grammy winner Arturo Sandoval released his more recent album “Ultimate Duets”. Marking the continuation of a distinguished four-decade catalog of over 30 groundbreaking titles, the album finds renowned artists from the worlds of Pop, Jazz, Classical, and Latin music coming together for the Cuban maestro’s first duets.

At the outset of recording, Arturo with more than 40 years making music, wanted to make a CD with singers that perhaps nobody has related to Jazz, so he made a list with more than 20 names of artists that he admired deeply but who sing different genres and then simply asked each participant to suggest a favorite song they would like to reimagine with the “Trumpet Legend”, and the results are absolutely amazing as the list of collaborators.

ULTIMATE DUETS includes 11 hilarious tracks: “Andante, Andante” – featuring the awaited return of the globally recognized voice of ABBA’s Anni-Frid Lyngstad. This song from the multi-platinum Super Trooper album marked the first time that a member of the Swedish supergroup has returned to the studio to record one of their classics. Stevie Wonder chose to record “People” (which he and Sandoval first performed at a Grammy tribute to Barbara Streisand), whereas Prince Royce turned the tables and decided to record Stevie Wonder’s “Don’t You Worry ‘Bout a Thing” (Popularized in the 70s) in a contemporary Bachata style.

Likewise, the Spanish singer/songwriter Alejandro Sanz also participated in this album versioning “Corazón Partio” featuring Big Phat Band. In the same way, Arturo recorded with legends and new generation voices: Plácido Domingo (“Granada” feat. Vicente Amigo), Pharrell Williams (“Arturo Sandoval” feat. Ariana Grande), Josh Groban (Solo Esta Soledad), Juan Luis Guerra (La Bilirrubina), David Bisbal (El Ruido), Al Jarreau (After All), and Celia Cruz (Quimbara). “It was very exciting to include something with Celia, whom I always admired and loved very much. I couldn’t make a record of duets without her, the eternal Salsa Queen”, Arturo said.

Although in this album Sandoval shows a great variety of genres, he assures that he won’t move away from Jazz: “It’s my main genre and would never leave it, but I am also a big fan of music in general. I’ve always liked Salsa, Merengue, Pop … Good music is what matters most to me, for that I’m so happy with this album”, Sandoval said for an international media.

Release: May 18th, 2018

Available on your favorite digital platform!

“Cuando una canción es buena, siempre va a ser buena, sin importar quién, cuándo o cómo se cante”. Arturo Sandoval

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