"Trumpet great Arturo Sandoval formed his own band immediately after leaving Irakere in 1981. He was extremely lucky to find sympathetic sidemen of the highest caliber. Hisgroup included such outstanding figures as bassist Jorge Reyes, guitarist Jorge Luis Chicoy (both of which would later join Irakere during the 90's) and pianist Hilario Durán (who currently resides in Canada and works as a soloist). The virtuosity of his sidemen allowed Sandoval's shows to take on a group focus, as opposed to a band which was formed to simply support Sandoval's individual genius."
- María Elena Mendiola, 2006.
"ARTURO SANDOVAL EN CONCIERTO VOL. 1"
01. NUESTRO BLUES 4:12
02. LOS ELEFANTES 8:34
03. MY FUNNY VALENTINE 11:38
04. BADINERIE 1:28
From J.S.Bach's Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B Minor
05. CONCERTO IN F MAJOR, ALLEGRO VIVACE 4:27
J. N. Hummel; Adaptation: Hilario Durán
06. A NIGHT IN TUNISIA 16:15
"ARTURO SANDOVAL EN CONCIERTO VOL. 2"
01. DONNA LEE 4:50
02. ROSBLUK 6:31
03. RELAX 4:50
04. LOLO 7:04
05. COMO UNA CAMPANA 8:26
06. BLUES FOR GILLESPIE 13:28
Contains the complete LPs:
"ARTURO SANDOVAL EN CONCIERTO VOL. 1" (AREITO LD-4406)
"ARTURO SANDOVAL EN CONCIERTO VOL. 2" (AREITO LD-4407)
Personnel: Arturo Sandoval (flugelhorn, trumpet, piano & percussion); Hilario Durán (piano & keyboards); Jorge Reyes (electric & acoustic bass); Jorge Luis Chicoy (electric guitar); Reynaldo Valera (percussion); Reinaldo García (drums).
Includes a 20-page comprehensive booklet with photos and liner notes
in English and Spanish!