This supple El Gran Combo effort gets extra mileage thanks to arrangers Bobby Valentín, Louis García, and Ernesto Sánchez. They definitely add new color to Rafael Ithier's age-old formula, as swinging and hard-hitting as salsa can get. Charlie Aponte, Jerry Rivas, and Papo Rosario excel and are right on target; the most delicious tunes are "Buena o Mala," "Te Estás Poniendo Viejo" (arranged by Bobby Valentín), and "Amor de Tempestad." A definite improvement over their preceding First Class International (1993).
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AllMusic Review by José A. Estévez, Jr.