B. London | Chicago | 05/10/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Gringos, don't be afraid. This fabulisimo recording from 1960 in Havana [Habana] Cuba has exceptional sound quality. And it has all the monster Latin hits:Perfidia,Siboney, Malaquena etc. roaring on all eight cylinders. Chico O' Farrill and his Cuban musicians has all the way out glee club stuff of Desi Arnaz, Machito, and Xaxier Cugat [Cugy!] plus the extra added fun. O' Farrill arranged for Stan Kenton, Quincy Jones, Benny Goodman, and Count Basie. Roaring Latin spice plus little signature stuff like Basie piano fills. Latin Jazz just like you are gonna love it."