The soundtrack to For Love or Country: The Arturo Sandoval Story, the HBO original biopic starring Andy Garcia, presents a cross-section of the modern-day trumpet legend's career. Several historically crucial recordings from prior to Sandoval's 1990 defection are included -- spots with Irakere and Dizzy Gillespie's United Nations Orchestra, the latter of which united Sandoval with a primary influence. While not the best overall introduction to Sandoval's music, For Love or Country is a highly listenable sampler and will doubtlessly whet the listener's appetite for more.
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AllMusic Review by Steve Huey