Down Beat (p.56) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he real buzz is in the details: subtly percolating rhythms, intense arrangements, powerful soloing and the ever-present prodding of Sanchez's two-fisted attack."
JazzTimes (p.71) - "Herbie Hancock's 'Cantaloupe Island' sets the tone up front....Freddie Hubbard's sizzling 'Crisis' and Horace Silver's 'Silver's Serenade,' given a mambo treatment , reinforce the album's jazz cred..."
Personnel: Poncho Sanchez (vocals, congas, percussion); Andrew Synoiec (guitar); Javier Vergara (alto saxophone, tenor saxophone); Ron Blake (trumpet, flugelhorn); Francisco A. Torres (trombone); David Torres (piano, Hammond b-3 organ); Joey De Leon, Jr. (bongos, percussion, background vocals); Alfredo Ortiz (bongos, percussion); George Ortiz (timbales); Tony Banda (background vocals).
Audio Mixer: Ron Davis .
Photographer: Devin DeHaven.