Thursday, October 27, 2011

Dizzy Gillespie & Arturo Sandoval : To a Finland Station

Audio CD (April 21, 1995)
Number of Discs: 1
Label: Ojc
Format: FLAC
This unique set finds Dizzy Gillespie (who was nearly age 65) sharing the frontline with the great Cuban trumpeter Arturo Sandoval. Backed by a fine Finnish rhythm section, Sandoval and the great trumpeter are both in good spirits playing five of Gillespie's originals including "Wheatleigh Hall" and "And Then She Stopped." Considering that it would be another decade before Sandoval was able to defect from Cuba (and finally play the music he wanted), this recording is of great historic value.
Track List
01. Wheatleigh Hall 8:12
02. First Chance 6:12
03. And Then She Stopped 9:17
04. Rimsky 8:44
05. Dizzy The Duck 12:07

Dizzy Gillespie - trumpet
Arturo Sandoval - trumpet
Esko Linnavalli - piano
Pekka Sarmanto - bass
Esko Rosnell - drums