Talking about "off the wall...." Fefita was compared rather fancifully to Don Cherry in a New York Times piece a while back. In fact she simply carries classic we're-about-to-spontaneously-combust perico ripiao a step further. Whenever she and her accordion fight each other to a temporary standstill, the solo alto (always manic in merengue) takes over the insanity. It's major stuff.
AllMusic Review by John Storm Roberts