Musician Arturo Sandoval Plays Six Octaves on Trumpet During ‘A Night in Tunisia’ With the US Air Force Band

While performing with The United States Air Force Band, jazz great Arturo Sandoval played six remarkable octaves on his trumpet during the Dizzy Gillespie song “A Night in Tunisia”. Keeping pace with Sandoval on trumpet was then Chief Master Sergeant Tim Leahy. This performance took place during the “America’s Veterans: A Musical Tribute” in 2011 at The Music Center at Strathmore in North Bethesda, Maryland.

In this clip, Arturo Sandoval gives an electric performance of “A Night in Tunisia”, also featuring one the Air Force Band’s own SMSgt Tim Leahy on trumpet.

Arturo Sandoval A Night in Tunisia USAF Band

Here’s an earlier version of Sandoval performing the same song in 1985.

via The Awesomer

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