Arturo Sandoval's Namesake Song Feat. Pharrell Williams & Ariana Grande Is a Jazzy Victory Lap: Listen


Legendary Cuban trumpeter Arturo Sandoval just announced a new duets album, Ultimate Duets, featuring some today’s pop and jazz A-listers, including Stevie Wonder, Celia Cruz, ABBA’s Anni-Frid Lyngstad and many more. And most endearingly, he’s got a song not only that talks himself up, but is named after him — with the help Pharrell Williams and Ariana Grande.

Over a smooth-as-silk Cuban-flavored beat, “Arturo Sandoval” is a calling card we all wish we could have, with lines like “His melodies wash up on your mind just like seashells/ To remember that we’re all golden as well.” And with an untouchable multi-decade career that’s found Sandoval as sideman to Dizzy Gillespie, Michel Legrand, Dave Krusin and more, one can’t begrudge the trumpeter this victory lap with modern pop stars.

You can listen to “Arturo Sandoval” below.