If there's any question about what type of music you're getting when you pick up Tipico En Grande, just a glance at the CD cover should tell all. Draped in the Dominican Republic's flag, accordion in hand, Pedrito Reynoso seems poised to blast the listener with Dominican folk music, called bachata. Like it's cousin merengue, the style is fast-paced and depends on skilled accordion playing. Reynoso proves he's skilled indeed, carrying whirling tunes such as "La Gualladera" and "Mujer Pelotera" with flair. The album's nine tracks provide a convincing excuse for non-stop dancing.
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AllMusic Review by Rosalind Cummings-Yeates