Señor culminates the artist's years with Tico. Upbeat and in stereo, Señor is recorded in high-fidelity Tico sound (traditional, airy/echo-y conga) with all that can be expected in authentic (Cuban, anyway) arrangements and instrumentation. But Rodriguez is clearly poised to burst forth on a larger label (United Artists). This is the sound of an expert entertainer at the peak of his career -- on stage at least -- making one last record with the small label while negotiating a larger contract. On side two the instrumental breaks and solos start to drag, but "Yamboro" is worth the wait. Overall, there is a restrained excitement that says "last rehearsal," but not quite "opening night." It may be only average for Tito, but that is probably recommendation enough for Tito and Tico fans.
AllMusic Review by Tony Wilds