Grupo Los Santos is a fine group which has developed its Latin jazz sound to a high degree. The playing is imaginative. The sound is enjoyable to listen to.
There are ten songs in this CD collection. The songs include "Rumba in the Bronx," "A Danca Dos Santos," "Happified," "Clave 66," "Absurdities & Atrocities," "Manna," "Guajira Santa," "Boogie Down Broder," "Toreja Kulo," and "Pedrito La Vaca."
Paul Carlon is a creative master of the tenor saxophone. His motifs blend perfectly within the harmonic structure of the group, and whether in solo or in harmony, his performances shine brightly and with much verve. Pete Smith does some excellent guitar work, and his performances are topnotch. The entire group is at top peak performance, and their sound is flawless. Each song will be a favorite with different listeners. Each song is a listening treat, worthy of Latin jazz. "Rumba in the Bronx," "Manna," and "Guajira Santa" are complex innovative songs. "Boogie Down Broder" and "Toreja Kulo" are delights that will add further to the enjoyment of listening to this fine group.
If you are looking for a recent group in the Latin jazz category, this group should have interest and appeal for you. Highly enjoyable for Latin jazz.