by David Whiteis, JazzTimes

“Oscar Hernández, longtime pianist, arranger, and musical director for Rubén Blades’ orchestra and founder/musical director of the Grammy-winning Spanish Harlem Orchestra, wears his prestige lightly. This is his third recording since 2017 with the quartet Alma Libre (augmented here, at various points, by trumpeter Aaron Janik, vibist Joe Locke, and hand-percussionist Luisito Quintero), and under his low-key but authoritative leadership they meld with an effortlessness that might shame ensembles with much more extensive track records.”

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