Arturo Sandoval Sucks | 06/11/05
I know I'm going to get a ton of mean emails and comments for this post but here goes. Is there a more annoying trumpet player than Arturo Sandoval? Can he play fast? Sure. Is it clean when it's fast? Definitely. Is there any musicality? HELL no. He's like Liam Teague on trumpet. Sorry Liam. You hear them play and at first you're like, "Whoa, it's so fast and high" but then you have to endure a slow song with, well you know, a melody and chords that actually have to be followed and you want to rip your ears off. I recently unearthed a copy of Sandoval "playing" Freddie Hubbard's masterpiece Little Sunflower and wow. It's terrible. It's like he has no concept of what notes go where. He's all noodling around and it's just awful. Poor Freddie. See for yourself.