8 Songs, 35 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Ray Barretto always gets us moving with his shimmying salsa beats, but of all this fabled percussionist's groovalicious works, few make us want to hit the dance floor quite like his scintillating forays into Latin soul on Acid. Swinging numbers like "A Deeper Shade of Soul," the self-explanatory "Soul Drummers," and the brilliant "The Teacher of Love" work a funky R&B angle into Barretto's Latin rhythms, while syncopated new twists on traditional tunes like "El Nuevo Barretto" remind us why he remains the king of Afro-Cuban jazz.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Ray Barretto always gets us moving with his shimmying salsa beats, but of all this fabled percussionist's groovalicious works, few make us want to hit the dance floor quite like his scintillating forays into Latin soul on Acid. Swinging numbers like "A Deeper Shade of Soul," the self-explanatory "Soul Drummers," and the brilliant "The Teacher of Love" work a funky R&B angle into Barretto's Latin rhythms, while syncopated new twists on traditional tunes like "El Nuevo Barretto" remind us why he remains the king of Afro-Cuban jazz.

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