"the LAGQ again give us some suprise with this recent release. This is the second best version of Carmen Suite (second only to Romero's, but much better than Segovia Quartet's).
The whole album is full of Latin style and spanish favor."
Best CD since Labyrinth
perezjd | Miami, FL United States | 06/01/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Fantastic. I was very pleased with this CD. The playing was fantastic as expected. However, what I like most is the arrangements. The arrangements are not typical of Classical musicians. No doubt this is because of Andrew York and John Dearman's versatilty in a wide range of musical styles. Also, it doesn't hurt that Bill Kanangiser and Scott Tenant are among the finest Clasical Guitarists in history."
Good News, Bad News
TexasReader | Texas, USA | 10/28/2008
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I heard parts of this CD on the radio, and immediately researched the music until I found LAGG: LATIN. The first six bands are ho-hum, something to skip through just to get to the seventh band which begins selections from Carmen. So half of the CD is enjoyable, too bad it isn't the first half!"
TexasReader | 04/09/2003
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I'm a big fan of LAGQ but am somewhat disappointed with this CD. The playing is near flawless as usual, but I was expecting a more interesting selection of Latin pieces. One of the few exceptions on this CD is Aaron Copland's "Danza de Jalisco," which is arranged and performed marvelously by LAGQ. This group puts on some of the best concerts out there, but I find that many of their recordings lack the same excitement. The CD "LAGQ" (1997?) is an exception, with its variety and energetic performances."