Ibrahim Ferrer fans will ADORE this album. Newcomers will become fans.
Los Bocucos' rythmic, tropical sound fuses impecably with Ferrer's gently passionate voice and improvizational style. The instrumentation is hot, rich with brass and percussion, but unintrusive, providing the best showcase for Ferrer that I have heard to date.
"Todavía Me Queda Voz" is by far my favorite track because it is so appropriate for Ibrahim. That said, the entire album is flawless.
My fellow Ferrer fanatics will especially appreciate the photo gracing the case. It features Ibrahim wearing his warmest smile, a bright yellow shirt, and holding the black staff with the carved figure of Lázaro given to him by his mother over half a century ago. For Ibrahim, this staff is a symbol of his faith and the sacred memory of the mother he lost at the age of twelve.