Featuring primarily material from NG la Banda's Latin jazz period, while they were still known under the name Nueva Generacion/Todos Estrellas, the compilation Toda Cuba Baila con NG la Banda shows a side of the timba pioneers that many might not know even existed. Tracks five through 11 come from the early years of Latin jazz experimentation and give this compilation its truly unique character. Those six tunes capture an interesting and underexposed period in this groundbreaking group's artistic development. Long stretches of instrumental exploration and inventive compositional ideas may surprise even very dedicated timba fans. With otherwise impossible-to-find tracks like "Vuela Paloma" and "Que Viva Chango," Max Music has compiled music that was either recorded specifically for the radio or only released on vinyl. Understanding the open, free-thinking background of the group that would eventually become a very straight-ahead dance group sheds an interesting light on their more popular material.
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AllMusic Review by Evan C. Gutierrez