Arturo Sandoval is one of the premier Latin Jazz instrumentalists around. Hailing from Cuba, despite the political oppression of his native country, Sandoval has found a huge audience in the United States, where he tours regularly.He has won Latin Grammy awards for Jazz, and finally defected to the United States when he turned 40. Widely considered a technical master of his primary instrument -- the trumpet -- he has authored three technique books, and releases an album every year. Other instruments Sandoval plays include the piano, congas and timbales. To take a listen to Sandoval and his exciting delivery, here is half a dozen sound files -- just scroll to the bottom of the page.