As in the case of another noted flugelhornist, Freddie Hubbard, Chuck Mangione's big-money, artistically impoverished tenure with Columbia damaged his reputation -- and he has yet to fully recover. There is nothing as sublimely awful here as Chuck's embarrassing duet with a kittenish Shirley MacLaine on an earlier Columbia release; one must be grateful for that. Yet whether drifting through a listless techno/bumper ("That's Nice"), a dull love song with clichéd pop production values ("Do You Ever Think About Me"), or a title track that treads over previously explored Spanish territory -- not bad but muted in energy -- Mangione remains out of gas creatively and audibly bored with his horn. And after this, the last of his five Columbia albums, Mangione would be gone from the mass market.
AllMusic Review by Richard S. Ginell