Cuban-bred jazz trumpeter Arturo Sandoval has been regarded as one of the most dynamic musicians of our time and a look through his catalog shows his willingness to make use of artists and sounds within the mainstream to cultivate his music. The latest example of this arrives in his self-titled “Arturo Sandoval” track, featuring vocals from Ariana Grande and Pharrell Williams.
The soulful cut is commanded by Grande’s vocals as P’s own sit neatly beneath as the duo repeat the same hook throughout the song while Sandoval’s signature trumpet riffs through with vigor. Written by both Williams and Sandoval, the track’s lyrics are penned to be in ode of the melodies crafted by the latter over the years. For those unfamiliar with Sandoval’s work, this new offering is a welcoming introduction.
His melodies wash up on your mind just like seashells
To remember that we’re all golden as well
Arturo Sandoval and the story that he tells
Of El Dorado