Hector Tricoche


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Héctor Tricoche's second solo effort is one of his best, although it cannot escape fully the sound and style of the Tommy Olivencia Orchestra, his former employer. However, he eschews that band's friendly, side-splitting content and concentrates on a more romantic style. "Macho Pérez" is Tricoche's empathetic treatise on domestic violence; in an era of romantically influenced salsa, this theme was quite an exception. Nevertheless, his rich, comfortable voice makes the best of the usual romantic material, and comes across quite faultlessly. Tricoche, as usual, never disappoints, and remains enjoyable, and the TH-Rodven sound machine serves him quite well. A real treat from the talented singer.

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