Ray Barretto - 'Time Was-Time Is'

 (available from HarmoniaMundi 02087 099500)

Excellent new release from the legendary Puerto Rican percussionist, with excellent young band of Joe Magnarelli, Myron Walden, Robert Rodriguez, Vince Gherico and Bobby Sannabria. This is salsa and latin jazz in the loving hands of a master, still moving forward even at 75. Inspiring Graham Radley