Conjunto Libre


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AllMusic Review by José A. Estévez, Jr.

Conjunto Libre's fourth album keeps the customary excellence that this collective whirlwind of ideas has always displayed. Manny Oquendo and Andy Gonzalez's open-minded leadership has always allowed for free rein of creativity in their production. This LP is no exception; "Y No Vuevo Contigo," "Goza la Vida," and "Lo Que Se Da, No Se Quita" get blessed with a powerful trombone section by Jimmy Bosch and Dan Reagan, where the inspired Dave Valentin was on earlier efforts, as well as Herman Olivera and Tony "Pupy Cantor" Torres. Arrangers Eddie Martínez, Marty Sheller, and Louis Cruz lay the charts out with ample consideration of their sidemen's skills. A joy from start to finish, always ready for multiple listenings.