This disc captures an era when "jazz" WAS "pop music," and illustrates the way-cool "overlap" between the Anglo-American big-band era (through the 50s) and Cuban jazz/folk/pop music. From the rousing "Mambo a la Kenton" that kicks off the proceedings to the soaring yet melancholy vocal (by Brenda Feliciano) "Siboney" to the suave, debonair "Old Miami Sax," this NIGHT is loaded with mercurial, passionate saxophone and tight, vibrant expert arrangements (by D'Rivera and the legendary Chico O'Farrill). Mambo, son, bolero, danzon - it's all here, and no one treats any of it like a museum piece. There are eleven tracks, so everybody maintains the dance vibe - as in: all killer, no filler. TROPICANA NIGHTS is a grand-old-time waiting to happen.