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Genres: World Music, Latin Music
For most of the '90s Mazz was the heaviest Tejano band in the market, with solid rhythmic cumbias and crunching polkas. Though not widely recognized, this CD ranks among their benchmark productions for several underappreci... more »
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For most of the '90s Mazz was the heaviest Tejano band in the market, with solid rhythmic cumbias and crunching polkas. Though not widely recognized, this CD ranks among their benchmark productions for several underappreciated tracks. First, the elegant and timeless bolero "Basura" is given new life as singer Joe Lopez conveys the indignity of being casually tossed aside in an intense relationship. For dance fans, blues-ranchera fire is brought to bear on the percussion-heavy polka "Esta Tristeza," on the price of lost love. Also unforgettable is the group's melancholy take on the old-time conjunto melodies of "Ojos Querendones." This was one of the early hits for the late accordionist Ruben Naranjo, who passed away early the same year that this CD was released, 1998. This is classy, passionate, and powerful stuff. --Ramiro Burr
Falls short of the standard set by the group.
email@example.com | Texas | 09/29/1998
(1 out of 5 stars)
"The absence of Jimmy Gonzalez's producing is evedent in this the last release from Mazz with Joe Lopez. It does not come close to the standard that has been set by the group in recent years. Its a cd that should not have even been released. Although at times it shows a few glipses of greatness, it sounds dated and poorly thought out. I have been an avid fan of Mazz, and this is the first time that I feel that buying one of their cd's was a waste of money"