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NEWS 20 Sep 2010

Legendary Trumpeter Arturo Sandoval’s Latest Album A Time For Love Receives Three Latin Grammy Nominations

Legendary Trumpeter Arturo Sandoval’s Latest Album A Time For Love Receives Three Latin Grammy Nominations

On September 15, President Obama Recognizes the Musician with the 2010 Medallion of Excellence at the Congressional Hispanic Congress Gala

Last week, legendary trumpet player Arturo Sandoval’s newest album A Time For Love (Concord Jazz) was nominated for three Latin GRAMMY nominations including Best Instrumental Album, Producer of the Year (Gregg Field and Jorge Calandrelli) and Best Engineered Album (Gregg Field & Don Murray, engineers; Michael Bishop, mastering engineer). On the new album, the multiple Grammy award-winning trumpet virtuoso explores new ground in compositions melding classical orchestra and American standards with jazz. He recruited an array of guest artists including Chris Botti, Monica Mancini, Kenny Barron and the Shelley Berg Trio to create one of his most beautiful recordings to date. the album was met with critical praise. Billboard called A Time For Love a “gem that could be the zenith of his 20-plus-year recording career” while All About Jazz writes, “With A Time for Love, Sandoval once again grabs the crown as a king of the trumpet.”

Hot off the heels of his Latin Grammy nominations, the legendary trumpeter was honored at CHCI’s (Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute) 33rd Annual Awards Gala with the 2010 Medallion of Excellence for Leadership and Community Service Awards along with actress Eva Longoria Parker in recognition of their contributions to the Latino community. President Obama and the First Lady were also in attendance when Sandoval received the award at the September 15th event.

Truly a melding of classical repertoire with jazz, A Time For Love is a major departure for Sandoval, yet immediately familiar in its timeless blending of classical and standards repertoire. “The song selection process was something that I’d begun when I was a kid back in Cuba,” says the artist, referring to how while growing up he would surreptitiously listen to the officially banned Voice of America radio broadcasts. “This is a project of a lifetime, and no one could be more thrilled than me to have this precious opportunity.”

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