Personnel includes: Hiram Bullock, Maucha Adnet, Katreese Barnes, Steve Berrios, Sergio Brandao, Roger Byam, Ramo Echegaray, Dario Eskenazi, Hugo Fattoruso, Francisco Fattoruso, Roland Guerrero, Bakithi Kumalo, Sebastian Oliveira, Arturo Prendez.
Recorded in April 1997.
Personnel: Hiram Bullock (vocals, guitar, keyboards, guitar synthesizer, background vocals); Dario Eskenazi (vocals, keyboards); Steve Berrios (vocals, drums, percussion); Sergio Brandao (vocals, percussion); Katreese Barnes, Ma£cha Adnet (vocals); Roger Byam (saxophone); Hugo Fattoruso (keyboards); Ram¢n Echegaray, Arturo Prendez (drums).
Audio Mixer: David Luke.
Recording information: New York, NY (04/03/1997-04/05/1997); RPM Studio, New York, NY (04/03/1997-04/05/1997).
Photographers: John Abbott ; Steve Maruta.
Former Late Night with David Letterman guitarist Hiram Bullock turns in one impressive session on this jazzy ten-track collection. As always, Bullock's guitar alternately sings gently and squalls with an almost rock-like intensity. The big surprise is that Hiram spices up his consummate picking with surprising vocal turns on "What You Won't Do for Love," "We're Gonna Get It Right," "Montevideo," the humorous "Bean Burrito," Stevie Wonder's "Don't You Worry 'Bout a Thing" and the title track. Bullock's impressive guitar chops are well to the fore throughout, even on the vocal numbers with bluesy and jazzy showcases on "Amazonas" and "And the Melody Lingers On (A Night In Tunisia)." With strong Latin percussion and a distinct salsa bent to the background framing Bullock's strong guitar work, this is a delightful album without a weak cut in the batch. ~ Cub Koda