Arturo Sandoval’s ‘Dear Diz (Every Day I Think of You)’ is an album recorded with a Large Jazz Ensemble and released on May 8, 2012 by Concord.
Track Listing : 1.Be Bop (Dizzy Gillespie) – 08:18 . 2.Salt Peanuts! [Mani Salado] (Kenneth Clarke, Dizzy Gillespie) – 06:48 . 3.And Then She Stopped (Dizzy Gillespie) – 05:18 . 4.Birks Works [Ala Mancini] (Dizzy Gillespie) – 06:04 . 5.Things To Come (Walter Gilbert Fuller, Dizzy Gillespie) – 07:11 . 6.Fiesta Mojo (Dizzy Gillespie) – 05:09 . 7.Con Alma [With Soul] (Dizzy Gillespie) – 06:00 . 8.Tin Tin Deo (Walter Fuller, Chano Pozo) – 06:52 . 9.Algo Bueno [Woody And Me] (Dizzy Gillespie) – 06:15 . 10.A Night In Tunisia [Actually An Entire Weekend!] (Dizzy Gillespie, Frank Paparelli) – 07:23 . 11.Every Day I Think Of You (Arturo Sandoval) – 04:27
Musicians : Arturo Sandoval – Trumpet, Vocals . Andy Garcia – Bongos . Andy Martin – Trombone . Bob Mcchesney – Trombone . Bob Mintzer – Sax (Tenor) . Bob Sheppard – Clarinet,Sax (Tenor) . Brian Nova – Guitar . Brian Scanlon – Clarinet, Sax (Tenor) . Bruce Otto – Trombone . Carlitos Del Puerto – Bass . Chuck Berghofer – Bass . Craig Gosnell – Trombone (Bass) . Dan Fornero – Flugelhorn, Trumpet . Dan Higgins – Flute, Flute (Alto), Piccolo, Sax (Alto) . Ed Calle – Sax (Tenor) . Eddie Daniels – Clarinet . Freddie Greene – Shaker . Gary Burton – Vibraphone . Gary Grant – Flugelhorn, Trumpet . Gregg Field – Drums . Greg Huckins – Clarinet (Bass), Sax (Baritone) . Joe Pesci – Vocals . Joey De Leon – Percussion . Joey Defrancesco – Hammond B3 . Johnny Friday – Drums . Manolo Gimenez – Vocals . Munyingo Jackson – Percussion . Plas Johnson – Sax (Tenor) . Ralph Morrison Iii – Concert Master,Violin . Rob Lockart – Clarinet, Sax (Tenor) . Roland Kato – Viola . Rusty Higgins – Flute (Alto), Sax (Alto) . Sara Parkins – Violin . Shelly Berg – Piano . Steven Holtman – Trombone . Trevor Handy – Cello . Wally Minko – Piano . Wayne Bergeron – Flugelhorn, Trumpet . Willie Murillo – Flugelhorn, Trumpet . Zane Musa – Sax (Alto
Production : Produced By Gregg Field . Andrew Click – Engineer . Steve Genewick – Engineer . Eddie Perez – Engineer . Bill Smith – Engineer . Dustin Higgins – Engineer, Guitar . Don Murray – Engineer, Mixing . John Burk – Executive Producer . Chad Carlisle – Assistant Engineer . Gerrit Kinkel – Assistant Engineer, Engineer . Paul Blakemore – Mastering . Gordon Goodwin – Arranger . Nan Schwartz – Arranger . Chris Walden – Arranger . Dan Higgins – Arranger . Shelly Berg – Arranger . Wally Minko – Arranger
Package : Manny Iriarte – Photography . Arturo Sandoval Liner Notes . David Ritz – Liner Notes . Rob Simon – Liner Notes . Albert J. Roman – Package Design
Released On May 8, 2012 By Concord.
There are virtually too many literal high notes to this recording to list them all. Arturo Sandoval is still a searching artist. There are some trumpet players that claim they blow more horn than anyone. Arturo Sandoval much like Dizzy Gillespie never felt the need to take out ad space, their talent was their validation […]
Something Else! Reviews
Yet, the album, for all of the chances it doesn’t take, still has a memorable emotional resonance. What Sandoval doesn’t portray here in musical vision, he more than makes up for in zesty ebullience. That, as much as anything, recalls Gillespie — since there are few, if any, who can echo that bullfrog-cheeked sense of scintillating fire and seam-bursting joy like his former protege […]
Tight arrangements and warm sound characterise the elegant big band be-bop sound with Afro-Cuban elements never far from the surface and actor/musician Andy Garcia performing competently on bongos. Nothing revolutionary in the music on offer here, but very tastefully put together and excellent musicianship all round. […]