Cuban composer/musician Adalberto Alvarez blends past and present musical influences, including son and salsa, into his stylish and sensual works. On his fifth album Jugando Con Condela ("playing with fire") he lives up to his own musical tradition as well as that of his homeland, leading his orchestra through intense and graceful works like "Estas Como Villegas" and "Una Mulata en la Habana." Alvarez's musical territory balances past and present, and promises a beautiful future for Cuban music.
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AllMusic Review by Heather Phares