Sartana is never far from the zouk bull's-eye. On Tierce, he makes it clear that his brand of Antillean swing is as vital and propulsive as any other artist's. Although Tierce is short at under 28 minutes (a complaint leveled against many zouk albums), Sartana makes up for this by providing no fodder or filler on the album. The tracks have a spark to them and don't lapse into somnolent zouk love. When he slows the tempo, Sartana ups the swing quotient to keep dancers close and engaged. He is special in zouk circles and has a reputation of putting out albums of quality and distinction. Part of his appeal is his continuity with the beginnings of zouk in cadence. His music draws on the wellsprings of cadence while maintaining a foothold in the ranks of progressive zouk. With an unmistakably unique voice, Sartana knows his audience and usually hits the hips with plenty of swing to make one forget the cares of the world easily. Recommended.
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