Monday, March 28, 2011

Music music music

Last Friday we saw a fabulous performer, Arturo Sandoval. He is 62 years old, born in Cuba, and started playing the trumpet at age 12. By now he also plays flugel horn, piano, keyboard, a bit of percussion, and sings; he's also a tenured professor of music. His warm and generous spirit showed, as he moved from trumpet to piano, commenting on what a hard mistress the horn was, that he didn't always know what notes would come out of it. His three bandmates, all young guys, appeared to thoroughly enjoy playing with him, and they all gave us "dos mas" at encore time. Several jazz standards, Latin-influenced tunes, too, and some of Sandoval's own compostions were on the menu. They made the performance hall seem like an intimate club. Next morning, we had a good long voluntary rehearsal on "Bolero", and things are gelling. I am not tiring of this piece, and am thrilled to get to play it.


Blogger Springer Kneeblood said...

Sounds like that was fun. And Bolero. Oh, man!

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