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  • Out of This World [Coco, 1979] A-

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Out of This World [Coco, 1979]
Although I'm told this is an excellent charanga record, I can't swear it's true, because I don't remember ever listening to another. But I know this is the first salsa album I've ever played--and I dutifully put on every one I get--that I turned over as soon as the first side was through. I like its directness--for me, the jazz admixture in most salsa distracts from its basic rhythmic thrust. I also like the way the timbales explode against the steady fiddle line. I even like the flutes. A-