(I have copied my forum post to here so that it displays as a review for the event.)
I was only at this event for the Arturo Sandoval set (and the opening act, Shun Ng), but boy, was it great.
Fantastic show. There wasn't a weak link among the players. They even had Ed Calle on tenor saxophone. The best players were Sandoval, Calle, the pianist, and the conga player (though the drummer and the bassist were still great, although it would have been nice if the bassist had gotten some solos).
I loved the variety not just within the set, but within each individual tune. One minute they'd be playing straight eighths, then they'd be swinging it the next. Each piece seemed to evolve through several movements, which kept me very engaged. The closing tune, "A Night in Tunisia," was the best rendition of that track that I've ever heard.
While Sandoval is obviously a masterful trumpet player, I like that he also spent some time on keyboards and timbales. …