Dedication: Martin Huerta
Recording Reference: Celebrations
Mambito is dedicated to my good friend in El Paso, Texas, Martin Huerta. Martin and I were trumpet students together at the University of Texas at El Paso. I dedicated this duet to Martin because it has the highest notes in the book (High E Flat). I spend hours watching Martin play because I was having a difficult time trying to play the high notes. For Martin it was always a breeze. I learned a lot by watching him.