He never sold out.
E. Newsum | Queens, NY USA | 05/02/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Pucho and the Latin Soul Brothers are the distillation of all the uptown bands of quality that made their exclusive home in the Harlem of the nineteen fifties. Enchanted by the call of Afro Cuban music,he developed an approach to the music that excluded only the weak, petty, and jive elements of Afro-Jazz.
They never played to what was novel or cute. They stuck with the elemental music from the earth on which they stood. So much of Africa has been deleted from the music in order to pretty it up for newer generations. Not Pucho. He remains true to the soul of his fathers and the soul of his time. Listen to the rhythm section on Hideout, then close your eyes and flow with one of the most dynamic and interesting vibe solos on contemporary records. This music is an icon representing how it is to be real.
La Voz del Pasado