One of Cuba's three or four finest modern bands is a fine example of the hot mix of flute-and-fiddle charanga with trombones -- in this case heavier on the trombones than shared by several contemporary Cuban bands. Reve is hot enough to sear steak, and a super mix of classic and new (the singing style re-creates the high nasality of the golden age). The band's also notable for a brilliant pianist. This is fire-and-filigree in an idiom that's one of the most amazing survivals-by-adaptation in new world dance music.
AllMusic Review by John Storm Roberts