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Cuban Jazz Legend Arturo Sandoval Shares New Song Featuring Ariana Grande and Pharrell Williams

"Arturo Sandoval" is Taken From Ultimate Duets, Due Out May 18 via Universal Music Latino

May 04, 2018 Arturo Sandoval
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Legendary Cuban American trumpeter Arturo Sandoval is releasing a new album, Ultimate Duets, on May 18 via Universal Music Latino. As its title suggests, the album features Sandoval collaborating with different musicians, including Stevie Wonder, Celia Cruz, Al Jarreau, and others. Now Sandoval has shared a new song named after him, “Arturo Sandoval.” It features guest vocals from Ariana Grande and Pharrell Williams. Listen below, followed by a trailer for the album and the album’s tracklist.

Sandoval gained attention, both in his native Cuba and internationally, in the 1970s and 1980s. The Castro’s government banned jazz, so Sandoval created his own genre mixing in local sounds. Dizzy Gillespie was a big influence and he finally met his idol in 1977. Gillespie became Sandoval’s friend and mentor and asked him to join his United Nations Orchestra. It was during a European tour with them in 1990 that he defected to America via the American embassy in Rome (while his wife and child defected in London at the same time). In 2000 a TV movie, For Love of Country: The Arturo Sandoval Story, starring Andy Garcia as Sandoval, was made. In 2013 Sandoval was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama. He has won 10 Grammys and been nominated 19 times.

Ultimate Duets Tracklist:

1. “Don’t You Worry ‘Bout a Thing” (Sandoval & Prince Royce)
2. “Corazon Partio” (Sandoval & Alejandro Sanz)
3. “People” (Sandoval & Stevie Wonder)
4. “Granada” (Sandoval & Plácido Domingo Ft. Vicente Amigo)
5. “Arturo Sandoval” (Sandoval & Pharell Williams & Ariana Grande)
6. “Solo Esta Soledad” (Sandoval & Josh Groban)
7. “La Bilirrubina” (Sandoval & Juan Luis Guerra)
8. “Andante, Andante” (Sandoval & Anni-Frid Lyngstadt)
9. “El Ruido” (Sandoval & David Bisbal)
10. “After All” (Sandoval & Al Jarreau)
11. “Quimbara” (Sandoval & Celia Cruz)

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