It is hard not to marvel at the breadth of styles that trumpeter Arturo Sandoval brings to this project, an excursion through well-known works by his favorite trumpeters of the past century.

It is hard not to marvel at the breadth of styles that trumpeter Arturo Sandoval brings to this project, an excursion through well-known works by his favorite trumpeters of the past century. Had Sandoval merely interpreted the artistry of Louis Armstrong, Chet Baker, and Dizzy Gillespie (all of whom are covered here), the project would have been interesting enough, but he goes much deeper, from early jazz virtuosos Bix Beiderbecke and King Oliver to classical trumpeter Maurice Andre. Sandoval transcribed each composition by ear and successfully re-creates the atmosphere and dynamics of the originals, from a scratchy "Dippermouth Blues" to the concert hall sonority of "Concerto in D Major."—SG